1 killed, 4 injured in 8-car crash near Warwick High School


Authorities say a Warwick High School student, injured in an 8-car crash has died.

The student was one of five people who were taken to a hospital after a driver crashed into seven other vehicles near Warwick High School in Lititz on Friday afternoon.

Brett Hambright, a spokesman for the Lancaster County district attorney’s office, said a black Hyundai driven by a 63-year-old Lancaster County woman became airborne and overturned on its roof after striking a black Chevy containing the students.

The crash occurred in the 200 block of West Orange Street around 3:15 p.m.

The woman and the three Warwick students are among those taken to hospitals. Several other people were treated at the scene.

Hambright said police had received multiple reports of a reckless driver a few minutes before the crash and about two miles west on Route 772, which becomes Orange Street in Lititz.

The woman in the Hyundai was going very slowly, so a Northern Lancaster County Regional police officer activated lights and sirens to pull her over, Hambright said.

When the woman took off, the officer ceased attempts to stop her.

Hambright said the woman also struck a school bus in Warwick Township before traveling into Lititz. The school bus contained students and a driver who were not injured.

Police are still investigating why she was driving recklessly and did not stop.

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