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Friday night crash kills Franklin County man

July 28, 2002|by SCOTT BUTKI

scottb@herald-mail.com

FANNETT TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A 42-year-old Franklin County resident who died in a car accident Friday night was described by his brother Saturday as an outgoing, likable man who liked to hunt, fish and watch NASCAR races.

James Edward Rosenberry of Dry Run, Pa., was pronounced dead at Chambersburg Hospital by the Franklin County Coroner at 11:39 p.m. Friday. The cause of death was multiple blunt force trauma, Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner said.

The accident happened at 11:05 p.m. at Pa. 75 at Coons Road in Fannett Township, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release.

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Rosenberry was a friendly guy, said his brother, David Rosenberry.

"He had a grin or smile for everyone," he said.

James Rosenberry was born in Chambersburg, Pa., but he was raised in Dry Run, David Rosenberry said.

David and another brother, Robert Rosenberry, also live in Dry Run.

Rosenberry enjoyed watching NASCAR races and traveled to the Poconos, Richmond, Va., and other places to watch them, David Rosenberry said

Rosenberry's favorite NASCAR driver was Ward Burton, he said.

Rosenberry worked at New Cumberland Army Depot as an expediter - as trucks would bring in materials he would identify and classify where the items needed to go, he said.

He previously had similar jobs at Letterkenny Army Depot and Mechanicsburg Naval Depot.

Rosenberry, who was driving a 1994 Mercury Cougar, was attempting to pass another car when he lost control of his vehicle and swerved off the road and over an embankment, police said. The car flipped over several times and landed on the roof, police said.

Rosenberry was not wearing his seat belt and was ejected from the car, police said.

The accident caused the closure of Pa. 75 for about two hours, police said.

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