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Franklin Co. man dies in Carlisle-area crash

January 25, 2005|by DON AINES

CARLISLE, Pa. - A Franklin County man died last week of injuries he received Friday in a two-vehicle accident in Cumberland County, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said William D. Holtry, 55, of 11442 Forge Hill Road, Roxbury, Pa., was pronounced dead Friday at Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center following the 4:20 p.m. crash in the 300 block of Greenspring Road in North Newton Township.

Holtry was driving a 1982 Chevrolet Chevette east when a westbound 1998 Ford F-150 pickup driven by Shawn Weaver, 25, of Newville, Pa., attempted to make a left turn into a business. The truck struck the driver's side of the Chevette, which spun around and hit a utility pole before coming to rest in a yard, police said.

Police said Holtry, who was not wearing a seat belt, was taken to Hershey by Life Lion helicopter, where he was pronounced dead.

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Weaver was not injured, police said.

"He was a man of many facets," Mae Holtry said Monday of her husband.

William Holtry was the owner and operator of Holtry's Welding & Repair Service in Roxbury, a business he started in 1973, she said.

Since 1981, he had also been pastor of Blue Mountain Brethren in Christ Church in Newburg, Pa., Mae Holtry said. He was also president of My Brother's Keeper International, a mission serving Romania that he founded in 1993, she said.

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