Lancaster man ejected after his car rolls multiple times hospitalized in critical condition

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LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. – At about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night, the Southern Regional Police Department, along with local fire and EMS, responded to a crash with injuries on Willow Street Pike South (Rt. 272) at West Willow Road in Pequea Township. Initial reports indicated that a vehicle had rolled multiple times and the occupant was ejected and laying on the road unresponsive.

Police say a 2005 Acura Sedan driven by Daniel Sapp, 21, of the 200 block of Shultz Road, Lancaster was traveling south bound on Willow Street Pike.  A 2004 Chevy Sedan driven by Michael Klase, 59, with a passenger, Dottie Klase, 63, both from the 100 block of West Willow Road, Willow Street was also southbound.

According to police, Sapp’s vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed in the right lane.  Klase slowed to make a right turn onto West Willow Road at which point Sapp began to pass him on the right shoulder.  The drivers side of Sapp’s car struck the front passenger side of Klase’s vehicle causing Sapp’s vehicle to spin sideways.

Sapp’s Acura left the right side of the roadway, rolled over multiple times and came to rest approximately 465 feet away from the initial impact point.  Sapp, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle and came to rest in the right lane of Willow Street Pike.  He was transported by EMS to Lancaster General Hospital where he remains in critical condition.

The Klase’s suffered minor injuries.  The roadway was closed until approximately 10:00 p.m. while the crash was investigated.  The SRPD was assisted on the scene by members of the West Willow Volunteer Fire Co. along with Fire Police from the Willow Street and New Danville Fire Companies.

Anyone who witnessed the accident or who has information is asked to contact Cpl. Robert Burger at (717) 872-0352 or submit an anonymous tip at http://www.slcrpd.org