LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — The Manheim Borough Police Department says one person has died after a crash closed a portion of Route 283 in both directions late Saturday evening.
The Lancaster County Coroner was called to the crash just before 11 p.m. on Saturday night, according to the coroner. One person was pronounced dead at the scene.
Manheim Borough Police say the person who died in the three-vehicle crash was a 20-year-old man from Hershey.
PennDOT said the crash occurred between the exits for Route 230 and Route 772 in Rapho Township, Lancaster County.
According to Manheim Borough Police, a preliminary investigation showed that two vehicles were traveling east when one vehicle attempted to pass the other on the right. The passing vehicle hit the other vehicle while attempting to pass it, then spun through the median and into oncoming westbound traffic, striking a third vehicle, according to police.
The driver of the vehicle that crossed into the westbound lane died in the crash, according to police. Another driver was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries, and the third driver and his passenger were uninjured, police said.
The Northwest Lancaster County Crash Team is investigating the incident, Manheim Borough Police said, and anyone with information about the crash can contact Sgt. Jason Riggle at 717-665-2481.