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Forensics responds to fatal crash in Lancaster County

Matthew Stoltzfus, 20, of Gap, Pennsylvania, died from a motorcycle collision Thursday evening in West Cocalico Township.

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — Update, 7/1, 8:38 a.m.: The Lancaster County Coroner's Office has identified the victim of a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred Thursday on South Cocalico Road in West Cocalico Township.

According to a release on social media, a deputy coroner responded to the scene at 8:50 p.m., and pronounced Matthew Stoltzfus, 20, from Gap, Pennsylvania, deceased. Stoltzfus was the driver of the motorcycle, who collided with a pick-up truck. 

Lancaster County Forensics performed an examination of Stoltzfus earlier Friday. The autopsy revealed that he died as a result of multiple traumatic injuries. The death has been ruled accidental, forensics officials say.

Sheldon Moyer, 56, was the driver of the truck that was struck by the motorcycle, after it entered the opposing lane.

There is no word on Moyer's condition.


The Ephrata Police Department is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred at 8:36 p.m. on Thursday in West Cocalico Township.

The motorcycle was driven by a 20-year-old male from Gap.

Police say the crash occurred in the 300 block of South Cocalico Road.

According to police, the motorcycle entered the opposing lane of travel at a 90-degree curve in the road and struck an oncoming pick-up truck. 

Sheldon Moyer, 56, was the driver of the truck.

The Lancaster County Coroner pronounced the motorcycle driver dead at the scene. 

Anyone who has further information or witnessed the crash is asked to contact Officer Nixon at 717-738-9200 x 260.

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