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Police identify two victims in single-vehicle crash in Lancaster County

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa.– UPDATE (June 12): Police have identified the two people killed in a single-vehicle crash on Sunday night. Elise Schmidt, 29, of Akr...
east cocalico crash

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa.– UPDATE (June 12): Police have identified the two people killed in a single-vehicle crash on Sunday night.

Elise Schmidt, 29, of Akron, and Rodney Kring, 53, of Bowmansville, both died as a result of the crash.

PREVIOUSLY: Two people are dead after a single-vehicle crash.

According to emergency dispatch, the crash occurred around 11:45 p.m. on June 9 in the first block of East Swartzville Road in East Cocalico Township.

Police say that the driver of the crashing vehicle failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway and collided with a fence and large tree.

A 53-year-old man and 29-year-old woman both died as a result of their injuries from the crash. Their identities will be released pending notification of next of kin.

Police say that speed is believed to be a factor in the crash, and the roadway was closed for several hours during the investigation.