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One person dead, two sent to hospital after crash on Route 209

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP,  DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa.– One person is dead and two others were airlifted to the hospital after a crash on Route 209.

The crash occurred on Gun Club Road along Route 209 around 3:00 a.m. The vehicle was traveling south when the driver lost control while trying to negotiate a left curve. The incident ended with the car striking a utility pole and then a house, which ejected the rear seat passenger.

The driver was declared dead at the scene while both the front and rear seat passengers were airlifted to Hershey Medical Center. None of the occupants had been wearing a seat belt.

The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time.

Police report that excessive speed was a factor in the crash.

Route 209 was closed for a period of time, but has now reopened.