Pa, man dies after being hit by a car on U.S. 30

August 21, 2006|by JENNIFER FITCH

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A 60-year-old Chambersburg man died of injuries suffered when he was hit by a car Saturday night, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release.

Jose Mendez-Lopez was pronounced dead at Chambersburg Hospital about 20 minutes after being hit on U.S. 30 in Hamilton Township, police said.

Charles W. Lynch III, 18, of Chambersburg was driving a 1993 Pontiac Sunbird that hit Mendez-Lopez at 10 p.m., one mile west of Sollenberger Road, police said.

Police said Mendez-Lopez crossed the highway starting on the south side.

No charges have been filed, and the investigation was continuing, Trooper G.T. Bush said.

It was raining at the time of the crash, and no one had stopped, he said.

Witnesses are asked to call Bush at 717-264-5161.

"No one's called us yet to say they saw it," Bush said.

It was the second deadly accident in two days on Franklin County roads. William Joseph Swisher, 25, of Harrisonville, Pa., was killed and three Greencastle-area residents were injured in a crash Friday morning on Williamson Road in Antrim Township.

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