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Chambersburg man killed in car crash

September 16, 2008

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. -- A Chambersburg man was killed Sunday night in a one-car crash on Mount Pleasant Road, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

John Darryl Nichols, 47, address unavailable, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 10:15 p.m. crash, police said. Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner said Nichols died of blunt force head trauma.

Police said Nichols was driving a 1996 Pontiac Grand Am north when the car went off the east side of the road. The left side of the car struck a tree, police said. Nichols was wearing a seat belt, police said.

Conner said there will be no autopsy.

Police and the coroner's office were assisted at the scene by Fayetteville fire and ambulance personnel.

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