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Lebanon County Car Accident Claims the Life of Driver, Injures Teen Passenger

Posted Scott B. Cooper on Jan 21, 2013 in General

An Ephrata man was killed and a 16-year-old boy injured in a one-vehicle crash Saturday night in Lebanon County.  Jose Ramon Marrero Sr., 51, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 10:50 p.m. wreck by Lebanon County Deputy Coroner Doug Leiby, according to state police.

Investigators said Marrero was traveling north on Route 501, just south of Spring Haven Road, when his 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette drifted to the right while he negotiated a left curve in the road.  Marrero then steered to the left, but the momentum of the vehicle caused the car to travel to the right again, state police said. He steered to the left again but overcompensated, causing the car to travel across the northbound lane and enter the southbound lane of travel, officials said.

Marrero again tried to gain control of the vehicle, which began to spin in a clockwise motion while traveling in a northbound direction, police said.  The driver's side of the car struck and tore through a guide rail on the northbound side of the road. It then flipped, landing on the passenger side, according to investigators.

Both Marrero and his passenger, a 16-year-old Ephrata boy, were wearing seat belts, according to authorities.

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