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Details surrounding deadly crash on Route 222 in Lancaster County revealed

The crash involved three cars, and reportedly began from a 2019 Ford Pickup truck traveling at a high rate of speed.
Credit: FOX43

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — The coroner has been called to the scene of a crash on Route 222 northbound in Lancaster County.

Edwin Hayes, 60, of Ephrata, PA was pronounced dead by a deputy coroner with the Lancaster County Forensic Center.

Hayes was the driver of a 2019 Ford Pickup truck that had allegedly been driving at a high rate of speed in the left lane of Route 222 North. According to police, he struck a 2015 Nissan Murano in the rear end. 

Hayes then lost control of the vehicle and struck a Chrysler 200 that was traveling in the right lane. He then exited the roadway and flipped several times, ejecting Hayes from the vehicle, according to West Earl Township Police.

First responders were dispatched to the scene of the crash located at mile marker 36 around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.

According to a supervisor from Lancaster County-Wide Communications, there are several injuries reported and at least one person has been taken to the hospital.

The accident is still under investigation and anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to contact Officer Samantha Heise at 717-859-1411 or by email at sheise@westearlpd.org. 

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