Driver in two-vehicle fatal crash in Pa. charged with homicide by vehicle

September 30, 2011|By KATE S. ALEXANDER |

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — A Waynesboro man who allegedly caused a crash last winter that left two people dead in Washington Township, Pa., has been charged with two counts of homicide by vehicle, police said Friday.

Washington Township Police have charged Shawn LaCasse, 26, of Waynesboro, Pa., in connection with the two-vehicle crash that occurred on Feb. 12, 2011, in the 14300 block of Buchanan Trail East, near the intersection of Old Route 16.

In addition to two counts of homicide by vehicle, LaCasse has been charged with one count of racing on highways and one count of driving a vehicle at safe speed, police said.

Two people from Waynesboro, Ernest B. Angle, 64, and Amy Michelle Hummer, 25, died as a result of the collision. LaCasse was injured and taken to York Trauma Center, police said.

The accident occurred at the top of the mountain, near where the passing lane ends on Pa. 16, which is also known as Buchanan Trail East in that area.

Angle was driving a 1999 Pontiac Sunfire west on Buchanan Trail at about 1 p.m. when an eastbound 2007 Subaru driven by LaCasse ran off the south berm and crossed the roadway into the path of Angle's vehicle, according to information released at the time by Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner's office.

The Sunfire then struck the Subaru broadside in the passenger door, killing Angle and Hummer, who was a passenger in the Subaru.

Police said Friday that Cameron Klint, age and location unknown, was also charged with one count of racing on highways in connection with the accident.

A police department spokesman said the charge against Klint was a summary charge, and no additional information was available.

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