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One killed in accident on Pa. 16, west of Waynesboro

Four other people, including an infant, were hurt and sent to hospitals

June 06, 2012|By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com
  • The scene of a three-vehicle crash Wednesday on Pa. 16, west of Waynesboro, Pa.
By Jennifer Fitch, Staff Writer

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — One person was killed and four other people, including an infant, were injured in a three-vehicle crash Wednesday on Pa. 16, Washington (Pa.) Township police said at the scene.

Two vehicles were westbound on Pa. 16 when one vehicle crossed into the opposite lane of travel and struck an eastbound pickup truck, Sgt. Vernon Ashway said.

“The black Jeep impacted the rear of the red car and pushed the red car into the front of the pickup truck. That’s what it looks like at this time,” Ashway said.

The identities of the victims were not immediately released.

The accident occurred near 84 Lumber. The pickup truck was upside down on an embankment.

A man from the Jeep was taken to Waynesboro Hospital, while a man from the red Volkswagen convertible was transported to Meritus Medical Center in serious condition, according to Trayer Stoops, deputy chief of the Waynesboro Fire Department.

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A man and infant, who was in a car seat, from the white pickup truck were taken to Waynesboro Hospital, Stoops said. A woman from the pickup truck was flown by helicopter to York (Pa.) Hospital, he said.

Ashway said one of the hospitals notified Franklin County (Pa.) Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner that a patient had died, so he was on the scene doing his own investigation.

All traffic was rerouted from about 2:15 to 6:30 p.m.

“It’s a busy stretch of road, busy part of day,” Ashway said.

Police will be divided into two teams, Ashway said. One team will do physical examinations of the vehicles, while the other will interview people involved, he said.

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