UPDATE: Names of York County crash victims released
PARADISE TWP, York County, Pa.- Northern York County Regional Police were called to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of North Lake Road and East Berlin Road in Paradise Township, York County around 5 p.m. Friday.
According to police, an SUV traveling northbound on North Lake Road failed to stop for the posted stop sign at East Berlin Road. The SUV traveled into the path of a sedan traveling eastbound on East Berlin Road. The impact caused the SUV to roll several times before coming to rest against the front porch of a home. The SUV then burst into flames.
According to police, the front seat passenger of the sedan, 98-year-old Carlton L. Jacobs, of Paradise Township, was pronounced dead at the scene. A 71-year-old female passenger of the sedan was ejected from the vehicle. She was transported by helicopter, and the 70-year-old male driver was transported by ambulance to York Hospital. Both are from Paradise Township.
The driver of the SUV, 32-year-old Kevin Shaffer, of New Oxford, was also transported by helicopter to York Hospital, where he died.
Police say that alcohol and speed were a factor in this crash.
The roadway was closed for five hours as investigators worked at the crash scene.
The investigation into this crash continues. Anyone with information on the crash should contact the Northern York County Regional Police Department at 717-292-3647, through 911, or use the crime tip reporting portion of this website.