Two men dead after crash in Lebanon County, investigation underway after one found with gunshot wound to shoulder

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LEBANON COUNTY, Pa.-- Two men are dead and an investigation is underway after a crash occurred on Monday night.

On April 9th around 10:10 p.m., police responded to Route 72 at the Route 322 West ramp to Route 72 South in Cornwall Borough for a report of two people lying in the roadway and a vehicle into a median.

One of the subjects from the vehicle was transported to Hershey Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

While his cause of death has not been determined, he had a gunshot wound to the right shoulder.

The other subject was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lebanon County Deputy Coroner and was found with a gunshot wound to his chest. The cause of his death has not been determined.

After an investigation into a crash, police determined that the vehicle was traveling north on Route 72, went through the Route 322 East underpass before swerving to the right and striking a wooden post holding traffic signs.

The vehicle proceeded to travel across the ramp leading from Route 322 westbound onto Route 72 southbound, entered a grassy island before re-entering the northbound lane of Route 72 and crashing into the barrier.

Police later recovered a handgun lying on the roadway at the scene.

Witnesses told police that there was a third individual in the vehicle who fled by walking north on Route 72 toward the Mount Gretna exit.

"That third individual is a Hispanic male wearing dark clothing," Cornwall Police Chief Bruce Harris said. "We don't have a lot of other descriptions of him at this point, we know that he fled the scene after the accident occurred."

Anyone in the vicinity immediately following the accident who observed a male subject walking north on either side of SR 72/SR 322 is asked to contact Cornwall Borough PD at (717) 274-2071.

The investigation into this incident is on-going and additional details will be released in the next few days.

The names of the deceased will be released after next of kin have been notified.

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