Tragedies take 3

May 15, 1999

Tragedy struck twice in the Franklin County, Pa. area Saturday two teens died in a car accident near Fayetteville, Pa., early in the day and a young boy died in a farm accident near Shippensburg, Pa., in the afternoon.

In the earlier accident, two Adams County, Pa., teens died shortly after 8:30 a.m. after their car collided with another car at the intersection of U.S. 30 and Pa. 233, Pennsylvania State Police said.

John R. Myers, 16, of Aspers, Pa., who was driving the 1988 Chevrolet Celebrity, and passenger Eric Black, 13, of Gettysburg, Pa., died as a result of the accident.

Both victims were wearing seat belts, police said.

According to police, Myers was heading south on Pa. 233. After stopping, he pulled into the intersection with U.S. 30 and was struck by a 1986 Ford Mustang driven by Todd Lynn Jamison, 19, of Chambersburg, Pa., police said. Jamison had been heading east on U.S. 30.


Jamison, who wasn't wearing a seat belt, had minor injuries, police said.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the accident to call investigators at 1-717-264-5161.

Later in the day, a 2-year-old boy died after being involved in an accident on his parents' farm Saturday, according to Jeffrey R. Conner, chief deputy coroner in Franklin County.

Dervin W. Horst was playing in a grain wagon at his house at 350 Piper Road when a door on the wagon fell on him, suffocating the boy, Conner said.

Horst was taken to Chambersburg Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about 3:28 p.m., Conner said.

Additional details from State Police were unavailable.

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