Police released the names of those involved in the fatal accident that occurred on the Rt 30 Bridge over the Susquehanna River on 7/12 at approx. 10:30 pm.
Deceased motorcyclist: Evan R. GRIMES M/29 of Bonbar Rd, York, PA. He was operating a 2005 Kawasaki ZX6R. Cause and manner of death is pending autopsy result from Lancaster County Coroner’s Office.
Owen L. Young, M/24 of Parish Rd, East Berlin, PA. Operating a 1995 Jeep Wrangler. (not injured)
Alicia N. Hughes, F/31 of Weymouth Ct, York, PA. Operating a 2005 Honda motorcycle. (Transported to LGH)
Bridge was closed until approx. 3:30 am. Accident is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Corporals Doug Ober or Ryan Draper at 717.285.5191.
-Original Release from 7/13/18 @ approx. 0200 hrs
Emergency crews responded to the Rt 30 Bridge over the Susquehanna River at approx. 10:30 pm on Wednesday, July 12th for a multi-vehicle accident involving 2 motorcycles and a Jeep. According to West Hempfield Township Police, the accident occurred in the westbound lanes of travel. One motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene while another was taken to Lancaster General Hospital. The driver of the Jeep was uninjured. At this point in the investigation, police believe that one of the motorcyclist struck the back of the Jeep causing both vehicles to go out of control. The jeep ended up on is right side while the motorcycle’s front wheel and handle bars separated from the remainder of the cycle. A second cyclist may have struck the first cycle and went down on its side. It is unknown what caused the initial impact. At this time, officers from the Hempfield/Manor/Columbia/Lampeter Crash Team are still on the scene conducting the investigation. Both directions on the Rt 30 Bridge are closed and traffic is being re-routed onto Rt 462. The bridge is expected to be closed for several hours.
Anyone who may have information or may have witnessed the accident is asked to contact West Hempfield Twp Police, Corporals Ober or Draper at 717.285.5191.