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Posted on: December 22, 2017

[ARCHIVED] The Latest on Fatal Vehicle Crash Thursday on Route 30 in West Hempfield Township

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West Hempfield Township police, assisted by the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office, continue to investigation a multi-vehicle crash Thursday morning on Route 30.

Jacquelyn L. Dahms, a 36-year-old Lancaster woman, was killed in the 7 a.m. crash.

Law-enforcement officials continue to investigate the cause of the crash. More information regarding cause will be released in the future.

The investigation so far has shown:

Four vehicles were involved in the crash:

- A Honda sedan driven by Michael T. Rineer Jr., 36, of Columbia;

- A Mitsubishi sedan driven by Dahms;

- A utility van driven by a 44-year-old York man;

- A Mack tractor-trailer driven by a 56-year-old Virginia man.

The Honda (right lane) and Mitsubishi (left lane) were traveling west on Route 30.

The Honda veered into the left lane, striking the Mitsubishi on its passenger side. Both vehicles veered out of control across the media strip and into the eastbound lanes.

The Honda continued onto the eastbound berm, rolling onto its side at an embankment.

The Mitsubishi was struck by the utility van in the right lane of eastbound traffic.

The tractor-trailer then struck the rear of the utility van and became lodged to that vehicle.

The Mitsubishi, utility van and tractor-trailer all came to rest on the eastbound berm.

Rineer was transported to a local hospital.

Dahms was pronounced dead at the scene.

The drivers of the utility van and tractor-trailer were not hurt.

All four vehicles were towed.

Numerous area fire departments assisted at the scene. Route 30, between Wrightsville and Prospect Road, was closed for several hours.

To reiterate, the investigation is ongoing. No charges were filed, as of Friday.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact West Hempfield Township police at 717-285-5191

MEDIA CONTACT: Brett A. Hambright, 717-295-2041;; Twitter: @BrettHambright

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