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Passenger in Pa. crash in serious condition

May 04, 2004|by DON AINES

chambersburg@herald-mail.com

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - One of four people injured in a Sunday crash in which a Waynesboro woman was killed remained hospitalized Monday at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown.

James Jarrett, age and address unavailable, of Waynesboro, was listed in serious condition Monday night, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Kimberly Moats, age and address unavailable, was admitted to the hospital, but the spokeswoman said no other information was available on her condition.

Pennsylvania State Police said two other people were injured in the 5:37 p.m. accident in which Danielle Vaughn, 22, of 1191/2 W. Third St., Waynesboro, died. Eric Dietrick, age and address unavailable, of Waynesboro, and Joshua Fink, age and address unavailable, of Rouzerville, Pa., had what police described as moderate injuries.

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Washington County and Waynesboro hospitals had no record of Dietrick or Fink being admitted or treated at either facility. There were no records of either person being treated at either Chambersburg Hospital, Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center or York (Pa.) Hospital.

Police said Vaughn was driving a 2000 Volkswagen south on Polidor Road when she lost control on a right hand curve. The car spun clockwise and crossed the northbound lane before spinning counterclockwise and going off the east side of the road.

The car rolled over 11/2 times before landing on its roof about 45 feet off the road, according to police. All five people were ejected, police said.

No one in the car was wearing a seat belt and no airbags deployed in the crash, police said.

Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner said Sunday night that the model of the car was a Cabriolet convertible. He said Vaughn died of head and chest injuries.

Conner said Sunday that one of the injured was taken directly to Washington County Hospital and another was transferred there from Waynesboro Hospital, but he had no other information on the injured passengers.

State police were assisted at the scene by the Waynesboro Fire Department and South Mountain Fire Co., ambulances from Waynesboro, Mont Alto and Blue Ridge Fire and Rescue and Washington County and Fayetteville Advanced Life Support units.

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