In Blue Ridge Summit, PA, Saturday afternoon, a horrific crash claims the
lives of five people.
The driver of a 2006 Toyota SUV northbound near 13775 Fort Richie Access
Road when the vehicle drifted into oncoming southbound traffic. It then
crashed into a 2009 Harley-Davidson motorcycle killing the operator, Douglas
M. Hoffer Jr., 32, of Quarryville, PA and his passenger, Colleen E. Nesbitt,
27, of Gap, PA.
After crashing into the motorcycle head-on the SUV spun and was stuck broadside
by a 1999 Suzuki. The operator of the motorcycle, David Allen Russell,
67, of Mount Joy, PA and his passenger, Michelle G. Russell, 53, also
of Mount Joy were also pronounced dead at the scene.
Also to die as a result of the crash was the occupant of the SUV, Majorie
S. Smith, 68 of Johnstown. The name of the driver of the SUV has not been
released and the cause of the crash is, as of this point, unknown.
At Mainetti, Mainetti & O'Connor we express our deepest sympathies
to the friends and families of this tragic accident. For more accident
related information see our motorcycle accident article.