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Pa. State Police investigating two hit-and-run accidents near Chambersburg

February 12, 2012

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania State Police were called to two hit-and-run accidents near Chambersburg on Saturday.

The more recent hit-and-run, which occurred Saturday night south of Chambersburg, resulted in the driver and a passenger being injured, according to a news release from state police.

A vehicle described as a midsize to large passenger car, possibly white or light-colored, was heading south on U.S. 11 at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, state police said.

Another vehicle had just left a stopped position at the intersection of Loop Road and U.S. 11 when it was struck from behind by the first vehicle, which continued south on U.S. 11 after the collision, state police said.

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Shawn Allen Rohrer, 27, of Waynesboro, Pa., the driver of the vehicle that was struck, and a 17-year-old female passenger from Waynesboro were taken to Chambersburg Hospital, state police said.

The hit-and-run vehicle will have major front damage, state police said.

The other hit and run, on Pa. 997 north of Chambersburg, occurred at about 3:10 p.m. Saturday, when a 2003 Toyota Corolla driven by Jennifer L. Porter, 49, of the Chambersburg area, slowed down to turn into Porter’s driveway, according to a state police news release.

The driver of an older green GMC Jimmy failed to observe the Corolla’s turn signal and crashed into the back of the Corolla, state police said. The Corolla ended up partially in the driveway and partially in the yard, police said.

The GMC did not stop after the collision, but sped north on Pa. 997, state police said.

Porter, who was wearing her seat belt, was not injured, state police said.

The GMC Jimmy had a partial registration of 5051W, state police said.

Anyone with information about either incident may call the Chambersburg barrack of Pennsylvania State Police at 717-264-5161.

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