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1 dead, 2 injured in Cumberland County crash

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State police are invesitigating a crash in Cumberland County that left one person dead and two others injured.  The crash happened around 11:30 p.m. Saturday on Lebo Road in Penn Township. Investigators say the driver of a Dodge Ram was heading north at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the vehicle, went off the road and hit a tree.

Authorities identified the Dodge Ram driver as Corey Chestnut, 38, of Carlisle.  He suffered moderate injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The Cumberland County Coroner’s office said 34-year-old Jeanette Griffith, of Carlisle, who was a rear passenger in the vehicle, died at the scene.  An autopsy is scheduled to be performed on Tuesday.

Chestnut’s front passenger, 34-year-old Rebecca Shearer, of Carlisle, was flown to the hospital. No word yet on her condition.

State police believe alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.

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