Teens Killed in Manheim PA Crash Were Texting

Posted on: March 17th, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

A March 8, 2011 report from wgal.com described the latest investigative information released by Manheim Police regarding the Jan. 16, 2011 fatal car crash. Police Chief Jeff Arnold said the car occupied by the 4 teenagers was traveling between 80 and 90 mph when it crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic and collided with a Mercedes Benz.

The Lancaster PA car crash took place on Mount Wilson Road in South Londonderry Township. The teenagers had texted friends telling them they were “ready to get some air” just before the fatal collision. It is not clear as to whether or not the teenage driver was also texting. Excessive speed, driver inexperience and a distracted driver are apparent factors that led to this tragedy. The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office is expected to conclude its criminal investigation next month.

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