YORK COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — One person is dead after a crash occurred on Interstate 83 southbound in York County on Wednesday, Nov 9.
According to a release from the York County Coroner’s Office, a coroner was dispatched at 4:59 p.m. to the area of Interstate 83 southbound at the exit 28 off-ramp for a reported multi-vehicle accident with entrapment.
Police state that a 67-year-old man was the sole occupant of the vehicle. The man was traveling southbound in the left lane just before exit 28. Police say the vehicle he was operating reportedly veered suddenly and crossed both lanes of traffic before going up an embankment through branches and debris. The vehicle came to a stop after hitting a tree.
The man died at the scene of the crash, the coroner’s office said. On Friday, the York County Coroner’s Office identified the man who died as Brad Heckelman of Cumberland County.
The coroner’s office determined Heckelman’s cause of death to be multiple blunt-force trauma, and the manner of death has been ruled accidental.