Route 30 wreck causes major delays
By MADELYN PENNINO, Staff Writer
One person died and another was injured in a three-vehicle crash Friday
on Route 30 near the Malleable Road overpass that resulted in major
traffic delays in the western part of the county, West Hempfield police
|A truck involved in a fatal crash Friday on Route 30 in West Hempfield Township sits on the side of the road along the highway...Photo By Suzette Wenger|
A car traveling east on Route 30 between Route 441 and Prospect Road
crossed into the westbound lanes and hit a Kline's septic service truck
and a green Oldsmobile at about 2:40 p.m., West Hempfield police
Officer Al Villano said Friday night.
The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene by Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Robert Granzow.
Police declined to release the identity of the motorist pending notification of family.
The driver of the Oldsmobile, Lisa Ann Wilson, 33, of Red Lion, was taken to a local hospital by ambulance with minor injuries.
Police said the driver of the Kline's truck, Kyle Oster, 24, of Lancaster, was not injured.
Villano said the eastbound driver apparently lost control of the
vehicle, causing it to leave the roadway and cross the center grass
median into the westbound lanes.
The car then hit the septic
truck and the Oldsmobile before being pushed back approximately 30
yards into the center median, where it came to rest, Villano said.
The impact of the collision forced the truck and the car into the embankment on the north side of the road.
Villano said he did not know what caused the driver to lose control of
the vehicle. The crash was under investigation Friday night.
Route 30 was closed in both directions between Prospect Road and Route 441 from about 3 to 7:30 p.m.
said the wreck caused major traffic delays for several hours in the
areas of Centerville Road, Marietta Avenue and Route 462.
County HAZMAT responded to the scene, as did Columbia Borough police,
West Hempfield Fire & Rescue and the Crime Scene Investigation Unit.