LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — Lancaster County Control says there was a fatal accident in the eastbound lane of US 30. Police are on the scene completing accident reconstruction. The lanes closed both directions until late Wednesday afternoon, but have now reopened. Motorists should still expect residual delays.
The original closures affected US 30 eastbound between Exit PA 441 – Columbia Marietta and Exit: Prospect Road and US 30 westbound between Exit: Mountville and Exit: PA 441 – Columbia/Marietta.
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A detour was put in place for motorists. It was eastbound at PA 441 and westbound at Prospect Road.
According to PennDOT, the crash involved one passenger vehicle and one box truck. There are two confirmed fatalities.
West Hempfield Police said on Thursday a red Honda Accord was driving westbound near Prospect Road when it crossed the grass median and crashed into the white box truck going eastbound.
They say they were called around 9:15 a.m. for a vehicle crash with entrapment and vehicle fire.
The two deaths were the occupants of the Honda, both pronounced dead at the scene. The three occupants of the white box truck went to the hospital for suspected minor injuries.
The crash is still under investigation.
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