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NYCRPD Investigating Fatal Crash on SR 15 in Franklin Township

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Written by: Lt. David Lash
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On 09.30.2011 at 0948 hours the Northern York County Regional Police responded to a single vehicle crash on SR 15 near Scotch Pine Road in Franklin Township.

Initial investigation found that a 1999 Ford Contour was southbound on SR 15 when the operator lost control for unknown reasons.  The vehicle went off of the right side of the roadway and struck an embankment.  This impact caused the vehicle to go airborne.  The driver’s side of the vehicle then struck a tree.

The 65 year old female operator  and a 40 year old male passenger were entrapped in the vehicle.  The passenger was  flown to York Hospital by Stat Medevac after extrication.  Karen Roethlein of Palmyra was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation into this crash continues.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Northern York County Regional Police at 717.292.3647 or use the crime tip reporting portion of this website.

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