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Child killed, 5 injured in New Holland crash

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NEW HOLLAND, Pa. (WHTM) -

An 11-year-old girl was fatally injured and five other people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday on a icy Lancaster County road.

New Holland police said 47-year-old Joseph Kuhns of Quarryville lost control in the 600 block of N. Railroad Avenue in Earl Township at around 6:30 p.m.

The Nissan sedan Kuhns was driving went off the road, veered left again and went broadside, and struck an oncoming Kia SUV with the passenger side, police said.

Several people were trapped and had to be removed by firefighters. Kuhns and his three passengers, and two people in the Kia, were transported to Lancaster General Hospital.

Joseph Kuhns was listed in serious condition. Rose Ann Kuhns, 40, was a front seat passenger and was in critical condition.

A 14-year-old girl who was a rear seat passenger in Kuhn's car was transferred to Penn State Hershey Medical Center and was in critical condition, police said.

The 11-year-old, who was not identified, was also a rear seat passenger in Kuhn's car.

The driver of the Kia, 70-year-old Ronald Gardiner of Ephrata, was in the hospital in stable condition.

A 45-year-old man who was in Gardiner's front passenger seat was also listed in stable condition.

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