EAST PENNSBORO TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM) — On Tuesday afternoon around 12:10 p.m., East Pennsboro Township Police responded to reports of a fatal car crash along Route 11 and 15 in Cumberland County.
The Cumberland County Coroner’s Office confirmed Lee Potteiger, 58, of Lewisberry, was traveling north on Routes 11/15 while towing a boat when he was hit head-on by a Ford pickup truck traveling south on the roadway.
“Prior to striking the Pottieger vehicle, the Ford pickup sideswiped a vehicle that was in the center turn lane waiting to turn left onto Susquehanna Avenue,” the coroner’s office said in a release.
At that point, the truck driver struck Potteiger’s vehicle. He was later pronounced dead at Holy Spirit Hospital in Cumberland County.
Upon further investigation, East Pennsboro Township Police determined Krystin Marchese caused the crash. She was found to be under the influence of controlled substances.
Officers arrested Marchese and transported her to Cumberland County Prison. She is charged with murder, homicide by vehicle while DUI, among others.
The driver of the sideswiped vehicle, as well as Marchese, were taken to Holy Spirit for non-life-threatening injuries.