Wreck might have included third vehicle

July 11, 1999|By DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are seeking information about a third vehicle that may have been involved in an accident Friday that resulted in the death of a Chambersburg teenager.

Brandis K. Sanders, 17, 1279 Third Ave., was killed in the 3:40 p.m. accident on Warm Spring Road in Hamilton Township.

Police said her 1991 Subaru Justy was southbound when it collided with a northbound 1995 International oil tanker driven by James Charles Arrowood, 53, Chambersburg.

According to a police report, evidence at the scene indicated that another vehicle had run off the road near where the accident occurred.


Police said tire marks show the vehicle ran onto the grass berm, nearly struck a tree and then backed out onto the road.

The tanker truck is owned by McCleary Oil Co. Inc., 19 W. King St., Chambersburg.

After colliding with Sanders' car, it overturned in the roadway, police said. Arrowood received minor injuries.

Warm Spring Road was closed for several hours to allow cleanup, complicated by the tanker truck, and investigation of the accident.

Sanders had been a student at Manito Alternative High School near Greencastle, Pa.

Her mother, Deborah Dawson Sanders, said the family had just returned from a vacation, and Brandis Sanders was driving to see a friend who lives on Warm Spring Road when the accident occurred.

"She liked to draw, she liked to swim, she liked to collect any kind of 'Titanic' memorabilia," her mother said.

Sanders was a native of Chambersburg. She worked at Dodie's Restaurant in Fayetteville, Pa.

In addition to her mother, she leaves behind her father, Timothy E. Sanders; a sister, Stefanie J. Sanders; and a brother, Lucas R. Sanders.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The family will receive friends there starting an hour before services.

Police are asking that the driver of the third vehicle, or any witnesses, contact them as soon as possible at 1-717-264-5161.

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