Charges filed in Lancaster fatal pedestrian crash

Deadly Crash Involving a Pedestrian in Lancaster City

Three people have been cited after a woman was hit and killed  while walking in Lancaster City on March 5, according to police reports.

Harold White, 81, of Lancaster, was cited on May 9 for careless driving and other traffic related citations.

Thomas Hogge Jr., 50, of Lancaster, was cited for driving on a suspended license.

On March 5, officers responded to the intersection of North Water Street and West Lemon Street for a report of a pedestrian accident.

Investigators determined that Catherine Dowling, 52, of Lancaster was walking on the sidewalk near the intersection of West Lemon and North Water Streets when she was struck by a vehicle driven by White.

According to police reports, White was driving southbound through the 400 block of North Water Street when he failed to yield to oncoming traffic and stuck Hogge’s vehicle. The impact of the crash sent White’s car partially up onto the sidewalk and stuck Dowling, according to police reports.

Dowling was taken to the hospital and later died as a result of her injuries.

Police also cited Patricia Cepeda, the owner of the vehicle driven by Hogge, for allowing him to drive while his license was suspended.