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Pa. teenager dies of injuries from crash

December 11, 2004|By RICHARD F. BELISLE

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - A 16-year-old Fayetteville boy died Friday at York (Pa.) Medical Center, a week after sustaining serious injuries in an accident in Greene Township, Pa., a medical center spokesman said.

Benjamin Tyler Bumbaugh, 16, was driving a Jeep Wrangler about 6:50 a.m. on Dec. 3 when the vehicle struck the rear of an empty, parked Chambersburg (Pa.) Area School District bus on East Main Street, Pennsylvania State Police said at the time of the accident. The vehicle rolled onto its roof and crashed into a nearby home, police said.

Bumbaugh at first was driven by ambulance to Chambersburg Hospital before being flown to York Medical Center by helicopter, police said.

Bumbaugh was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, police said.

There was no cause of death listed, the hospital spokesman said.

Bumbaugh was the son of Rodney C. Bumbaugh II of Fayetteville and Deborah M. Niswander Bumbaugh of Chambersburg. He also is survived by his stepmother, Lori A.P. Bumbaugh; stepbrother, Jesse L. Bumbaugh, grandparents; a great-grandfather; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

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Bumbaugh was a junior at Chambersburg Area Senior High School, where he played football and was a member of the National Honor Society. He was employed part time as an automobile detailer at Shively Motors in Chambersburg.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at King Street United Brethren Church in Chambersburg. Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home in Chambersburg.

- Richard F. Belisle

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