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Teen dies in Sunday crash in Pa.

November 17, 2003|by DON AINES

chambersburg@herald-mail.com

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A Waynesboro teenager was killed early Sunday in a one-vehicle accident on Tomstown Road in Washington Township, according to Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner.

Lindsay Bare, 17, of 116 Cottage St., was pronounced dead at the scene of the 4:05 a.m. accident on the 10000 block of Tomstown Road, Conner said. She died of blunt-force head trauma, he said.

Bare was driving a car east on Tomstown Road when the vehicle hit a utility pole guide wire and went into a field, Conner said. She was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the car, Conner said.

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The accident happened about three-quarters of a mile east of where Tomstown Road intersects with Anthony Highway, Conner said. He said the accident caused the utility pole to snap, and "it was hanging there in the air."

Washington Township police investigated the accident, but no one from the department could be reached Sunday evening for details.

"She was real outgoing and everybody liked her," her mother, Lisa Bare, said Sunday evening. "If you had a room with 10 people in it ... she'd make friends with at least nine of them."

Lindsay Bare enjoyed playing softball and basketball, her mother said. She also liked to sing and enjoyed music, she said.

Lisa Bare said her daughter was a senior at the alternative high school in Waynesboro and was looking forward to moving to Florida to finish school and be with her father, Samuel L. "Tod" Bare, who is in remission after a battle with cancer.

"She was real family-oriented," Lisa Bare said.

"She was a real jokester. She would make you laugh when you felt like crying," her mother said.

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