Coroner to use dental records to identify person killed in fiery central Pa. crash

The Lancaster County Coroner’s office will use dental records to identify a female killed in a crash early Saturday morning.

The crash happened around 2 a.m. at mile marker 42 on Route 222, according to Ephrata police.

The coroner said the female was driving a sedan, which police said was southbound on Route 222 and hit the back of a tractor-trailer that was stopped on the side of the road.

Police said evidence suggests that the female was driving at a “highway speed” when she hit the tractor-trailer. The sedan caught fire, and the driver was pronounced dead at the scene. She was the only one in the car.

The driver was killed by multiple traumatic injuries with smoke inhalation and thermal burns, the coroner’s office found at the autopsy. The death was ruled accidental.

Chief Deputy Coroner Eric Bieber said the officer is performing a dental identification in the case.

Police ask that anyone who witnessed the crash contacts Officer O’Hanlon at 717-738-9200 x 272.

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