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North Central Pennsylvania Car Accidents Claim Two Lives over Weekend

Posted Scott B. Cooper on Aug 06, 2012 in Car Accidents

Posted on Aug 06, 2012

The Shamokin News Item is reporting on two accidents in Snyder County over the weekend which claimed the lives of two people.  If you have any information on either accident please contact the police.  The article is below.

Mark Gilger (Staff Writer)

Two women were killed in separate accidents over the weekend in Snyder County.

State police at Selinsgrove reported Brittany N. Kalcich, 22, of Sunbury, died at 6:55 p.m. Friday at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville from injuries suffered in a two-vehicle accident earlier in the day on Troxelville Road near Thurman Road in Center Township.

Police said Kalcich was driving a 1994 Ford Thunder Bird west on Troxelville Road at 1:37 a.m. when her car crossed the center line east of Thurman Road and struck a 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette head-on, driven east by Robert D. Keister III, 20, of Penns Creek.

Kalcich and Keister were flown by Life Flight helicopter to Geisinger, where Kalcich was later pronounced dead. Keister, who suffered serious injuries in the crash, was listed Sunday night in critical condition, according to a nursing supervisor.

A passenger in Kalcich's vehicle, Dylon R. Riden, 19, of Beavertown, also was injured and transported by ambulance to Geisinger. He was admitted to Geisinger before being discharged Saturday.

Ferne Lehman, 72, of Mount Pleasant Mills, was killed in a one-car crash Sunday afternoon on Route 35 near Peach Orchard Road in Washington Township. She was pronounced dead at 1:37 p.m. at the scene by a Life Flight helicopter doctor.

According to state police at Selinsgrove, Lehman was passenger in a 1996 white Nissan Quest operated by Marcus Lehman, 72, of Mount Pleasant Mills, who suffered serious injuries in the 12:30 p.m. accident and was transported by ambulance to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, where he underwent emergency room treatment.

Another passenger, Sharon Graybill, 61, of Mount Pleasant Mills, suffered serious injuries and was flown by Life Flight helicopter to Geisinger, where she was listed Sunday night in serious condition.

Two other passengers, Gladys Gingrich, 55, and Dale Gingrich, 56, both of Richfield, were injured and taken by ambulance to Geisinger. Gladys Gingrich was listed in fair condition Sunday night, while Dale Gingrich was in serious condition, according to a nursing supervisor.

Police said Marcus Lehman was driving east on Route 35 when his mini van exited the right side of the road and struck a tree with its right front corner. After crashing into the tree, the vehicle spun clockwise and traveled another nine feet before coming to rest on the road facing south

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