ADAMS COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM)– A man was killed after a multi-vehicle crash in Adams County that caused an hours-long road closure.
According to the county’s coroner’s office, Michael Peterson, 24, of Hanover, died from the injuries he sustained from the Thursday crash.
Peterson’s cause of death is from multiple blunt force trauma and the manner is accidental, the coroner’s office says. He was the driver of a 2010 Chevy Malibu that was involved in a collision with a semi that damaged a pole and transformer.
According to the crash report by State Police in Gettysburg, Peterson hit the trailer of the semi after going through a stop sign along PA 116 at the intersection of Honda Road, Bener Road, and Littlestown Road Thursday around 3:30 p.m.
The Malibu spun and came to a stop while the trailer hit a utility pole along the roadway. State Police say that Peterson was rushed to the hospital by first responders for treatment but was later pronounced dead. The other driver was not injured.
In a Facebook post, United Hook and Ladder Company #33 wrote that they rushed to the scene of a vehicle accident with entrapment and found that a car and semi had collided.
Peterson was trapped in the wreckage and had to be freed, the company wrote, and a medical helicopter was reportedly also called to the scene.
The roadway was closed as Pennsylvania State Police investigated the crash, and so Met-Ed could fix the pole and transformer.