Two Chambersburg men die after a head-on accident

December 22, 2012

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Two Chambersburg men were killed Friday after a head-on crash on Philadelphia Avenue, authorities said.

Dean Austin Schroeder, 51, was driving north in a 2010 Nissan Versa.

Samuel L. Naugle, 68, was driving south in a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt.

The crash happened at about 4:20 p.m.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, Schroeder’s car drifted into the southbound lane, south of Tyler Drive.

Naugle tried to avoid the oncoming car by veering toward a berm off the right side of the road.

However, the Nissan’s front driver-side bumper struck the Chevrolet’s front driver-side bumper. Both cars spun around.

Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner wrote in a news release that he pronounced Schroeder dead at the scene at 4:50 p.m.

A doctor pronounced Naugle dead at Chambersburg Hospital at 5:18 p.m.

Both men were wearing lap and seat belts and their cars’ air bags activated, police said in a news release.

Chambersburg fire and EMS also responded to the scene.

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