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Two die in Pa. crash

January 02, 1999|By DAN KULIN /Staff Writer

UNION TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Icy roads are being blamed for a New Year's Day accident, which killed a Mercersburg teen and a Chambersburg woman, according to the Pennsylvania State Police.

Two Pennsylvania men were injured in the crash, police said.

Jennifer Lorraine Pine, 17, and Barbara Jean King, 47, died Friday from injuries sustained during a 12:05 a.m. accident on State Route 26 in Union Township, Fulton County, police said.

According to police, King, who was driving, was turning left when the pickup truck's passenger side tires went over some ice. The truck slid off of the road and then flipped over several times.

King and Pine, who were not wearing seat belts, were thrown from the truck, police said.

Pine was a senior at James Buchanan High School in Mercersburg, where she also volunteered teaching elementary school students how to swim, her father, George Pine, said.

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"She loved kids and loved working with kids," he said.

Jennifer Pine was planning to join either the U.S. Air Force or the U.S. Army after graduation, George Pine said. He said she wanted to work with computers.

According to George Pine, King was a friend of the grandmother of Jennifer Pine's boyfriend.

Her boyfriend, Cheyenne Gray Shartier, 18, of Artemas, was one of the passengers injured in the accident, police said.

Martin Leroy Ingram, 21, of Chambersburg was the other passenger injured in the accident, police said.

Further information about Shartier's and Ingram's medical condition was not known Friday evening.

A wake for Jennifer Pine will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the Lininger-Fries Funeral Home in Mercersburg.

A funeral service for Jennifer Pine has been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Tabor Brethren In Christ Church in Mercersburg.

Information for King's funeral was not available.

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