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May 08

Morning Crash Snarls Rush Hour Traffic

May 8, 2014
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Operators:

Juvenile Driver, 16
100 block of Simmons Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Edward Dowgiallo, 58
600 block of Mengus Mill Road
Littlestown, PA 17340

James Newcomer, 53
1st block Northern Dancer Drive
Dillsburg, PA 17019

On Thursday, May 8, 2014 at approximately 7:40 AM, Upper Allen Police responded to a three vehicle crash with injuries on US Route 15 northbound in the area of the PA Turnpike. The investigation revealed that a juvenile driver was following Dowgiallo’s vehicle too closely. When traffic slowed to a stop due to heavy traffic volumes, the juvenile driver was unable to stop the vehicle, and struck Dowgiallo’s vehicle, which in turn struck Newcomer’s vehicle. The incident blocked the entire left lane and part of the right lane for approximately 45 minutes.

One driver was transported to an area hospital for evaluation of injuries. The other two drivers were not injured. Police were assisted at the scene by the Upper Allen and Lower Allen Fire Departments, Lower Allen and Hampden EMS and Upper Allen Fire Police.

Police would like to remind all motorists to leave adequate stopping distance, especially during times where traffic volumes are heavy and sudden stops and starts are likely.