Dorothy Talton, 82, of Atco, N.J., was killed when she was ejected from the vehicle she was riding in after it became involved in a collision with two other vehicles.

Police said a 2000 Mercury Sable driven by Wanda Gass, of Atco, N.J., was in the right lane traveling very slowly or stopped when a 1998 Volkswagen Jetta, driven by Joshua McAllister, of Pittsburgh, attempted to avoid hitting the first vehicle before rear-ending it.

McAllister’s vehicle then careened into the other lane, coming to rest against a concrete barrier.

The third vehicle, a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox, driven by Kitae Park, of South Korea, then hit Gass’ vehicle in the rear, causing Talton, a passenger in Gass’ vehicle, to be ejected and thrown into opposing traffic.

Five others were injured. Gass and a passenger, Alicia Gass, also of Atco, N.J., suffered severe injuries, McAllister suffered moderate injuries, and Park and a passenger, Wooyoung Choi, of South Korea, suffered minor injuries.

Alicia Gass was in critical condition Thursday night at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Wanda Gass was also a patient at Hershey and was listed in serious condition. There are no records of McAllister, Park or Choi being patients at either Carlisle Regional Medical Center or Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

Troopers shut down the Turnpike from the Carlisle interchange to the Breezewood interchange overnight while they investigated the crash. The investigation is ongoing.

Posted earlier on cumberlink.com

Cumberland County Coroner Charley Hall has identified the person killed Wednesday night on the Pennsylvania Turnpike at mile marker 211 east bound.

Dorothy Talton, 82, of Atco, N.J., was killed when she was ejected from the vehicle she was riding in after it became involved in a collision with two other vehicles.

Talton was pronounced dead at the scene from Traumatic Blunt force injuries. Details of the crash can be obtained from PSP Newville.

Posted earlier on Cumberlink:

A fatal crash occurred on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, mile 210.6 eastbound, Upper Mifflin Township, at 10:58 p.m. Wednesday.

State Police at Newville said the incident involved three vehicles, killing one and injuring five others.

Police said a 200 Mercury Sable driven by Wanda Gass, of Atco, N.J., was in the right lane traveling very slowly or stopped when a 1998 Volkswagen Jetta, driven by Joshua McAllister, of Pittsburgh, attempted to avoid hitting the first vehicle but was unsuccessful and rear-ended it.

McAllister’s vehicle then careened into the other lane, coming to rest against a concrete barrier.

The third vehicle, a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox, driven by Kitae Park, of South Korea, then hit Gass’ vehicle in the rear, causing a passenger in Gass’ vehicle to be ejected and thrown into opposing traffic.

The passenger was killed. Police did not identify the person, pending notification of next of kin.

Five others were injured. Gass and a passenger, Alicia Gass, also of Atco, N.J., suffered severe injuries, McAllister suffered moderate injuries, and Park and a passenger, Wooyoung Choi, of South Korea, suffered minor injuries. All were taken to Carlisle Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Troopers shut down the Turnpike from the Carlisle interchange to the Breezewood interchange overnight while they investigated the crash. The investigation is ongoing.


Posted earlier on Cumberlink:

NEWVILLE - A crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Cumberland County killed one person and injured five others.

Investigators said the crash involved three vehicles. It happened shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday near Newville in the eastbound lanes.

Troopers shut down the Turnpike from the Carlisle interchange to the Breezewood interchange overnight while they investigated the crash. It is expected to reopen around 7 a.m.

There's no word yet on the cause of the crash, the identity of the person killed, or the condition of the victims.

- abc27 News

Three dead in two fatal Cumberland County crashes

By Andrew Carr

The Sentinel

Three people are dead following two fatal crashes Wednesday in Cumberland County — one on Interstate 81 and the other on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Cumberland County Coroner   Charley Hall identified the person killed in a crash Wednesday evening on the Turnpike in Upper Mifflin Township.

Dorothy Talton, 82, of Atco, N.J., was killed when she was ejected from the vehicle she was riding in after it became involved in a collision at 10:58 p.m. with two other vehicles near mile marker 210.6 eastbound.

Talton was pronounced dead at the scene from traumatic blunt force injuries.

State Police at Newville said the incident involved three vehicles, resulting in the one death and  injuries to five others.

Police said a 2000 Mercury Sable driven by Wanda Gass, of Atco, N.J., was in the right lane traveling very slowly or stopped when a 1998 Volkswagen Jetta, driven by Joshua McAllister, of Pittsburgh, attempted to avoid hitting the first vehicle before rear-ending it.

McAllister’s vehicle then careened into the other lane, coming to rest against a concrete barrier.

The third vehicle, a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox, driven by Kitae Park, of South Korea, then hit Gass’ vehicle in the rear, causing Talton, a passenger in Gass’ vehicle, to be ejected and thrown into opposing traffic.

Five others were injured. Gass and a passenger, Alicia Gass, also of Atco, N.J., suffered severe injuries, McAllister suffered moderate injuries, and Park and a passenger, Wooyoung Choi, of South Korea, suffered minor injuries.

Alicia Gass was in critical condition Thursday night at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Wanda Gass was also a patient at Hershey and was listed in serious condition. There are no records of McAllister, Park or Choi being patients at either Carlisle Regional Medical Center or Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

Troopers shut down the Turnpike from the Carlisle interchange to the Breezewood interchange overnight while they investigated the crash. The investigation is ongoing.

The first fatal crash Wednesday occurred on Interstate 81 north near mile marker 50, Middlesex Township, at 1:59 p.m.

A 68-year-old man and 66-year-old woman from Halifax died in the crash, police said.

State Police at Carlisle said the man was driving a 2009 Lincoln MKX north when he lost control. The vehicle went off the road, hit a tree, came back onto the road and into oncoming traffic. The vehicle then continued north and hit a fence, before swerving into a parking lot and hitting a parked 1999 GMC Sierra before coming to rest.

The driver and passenger were extricated from the vehicle and flown to Penn State Hershey Medical Center for serious injuries. Both later died from their injuries.

They have not been identified, pending notification of next of kin. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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