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Five dead in Franklin County crash

Updated: Monday, October 21 2013, 07:33 AM CDT
Authorities continue investigating a crash that killed five people in Franklin County.

Police say an SUV and two motorcycles hit head-on.

The driver of the SUV was 68-year old Marjorie Smith, of Jonestown.

Four people on the motorcycles were killed: 32-year old Douglas Hoffer, Jr., of Quarryville; 27-year old Colleen Nesbitt, of Gap; 67-year-old David Russell, of Mt. Joy; and 53-year-old Michelle Russell, also of Mt. Joy were all pronounced dead at the scene.

Their deaths have been ruled accidental.

Autopsies for all five people are scheduled tomorrow. Stay with CBS 21 for updates.


WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) - Five people were killed when two motorcycles collided with an SUV in south-central Pennsylvania near the Maryland line.
The five died in the crash Saturday afternoon on a road in the Cumberland Valley, about 70 miles southwest of Harrisburg.
Washington Township police said two motorcycles traveling in the same direction collided head-on with the SUV, killing four people on the motorcycles and one person in the SUV.
Authorities did not release the victims' names, saying police were still notifying next of kin. Police and the Franklin County coroner provided no further details early Sunday.
Washington Township Supervisor Elaine Gladhill told The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Md., the scene was "horrific." She said grief counselors were sent.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)Five dead in Franklin County crash

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