PSP: Crash claims life of Hagerstown man

A two-vehicle crash claimed the life of a Hagerstown man Wednesday in Antrim Township. Two others were injured in the same crash, one seriously.

Duane A. Martin, 72, of Hagerstown, died at the scene of the 3:28 p.m. crash at the intersection of Leitersburg and Hollowell Church Roads in Antrim Township. His wife, Thelma J. Martin, 66, was seriously injured. and the driver of the other car had minor injuries.

Across the county on the northeast end of Guilford Township, a Fairfield man suffered serious injuries in a one-vehicle crash on Monday.

Antrim Township

Pennsylvania State Police said the Martins stopped at a stop sign on Leitersburg Road when Duane Martin pulled onto Hollowell Church Road to make a left turn.

A GMC truck driven by Aaron M. Jaeger, 21, of Martinsburg W. Va., was traveling south on Hollowell Church Road at the same time. Jaegar was unable to avoid Martin’s Hyundai Elantra, hitting it at its 8 o’clock position. The impact forced the car into a nearby field, where it came to rest facing north.

Franklin County’s Coroner pronounced Martin dead at the scene. A medical helicopter rushed Thelma /martin to WellSpan York Hospital’s trauma center for treatment of serious injuries. Greencastle ambulance transported Jaeger to Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown with minor injuries.

Guilford Township

Fayetteville first responders freed a Fairfield man from this truck Monday after it crashed into the woods in the 8200 block of Lincoln Way East. Photo courtesy Fayetteville Fire Department.

Monday’s crash in the sent Philip D. Mort, 73, of Fairfield, to York Hospital with suspected serious injuries, according to a police report.

Police said Mort was not wearing a seatbelt when he lost control of his Chevrolet truck at about 10 a.m. Monday in the 8200 block of Lincoln Way East in Guilford Township. Mort was eastbound at the time. His truck left the roadway, crossed over the south berm of the highway and hit a tree.

A utility trailer he was towing hit a utility pole, shearing it off near its base. The truck came to rest in the woods south of Lincoln Way with its front end against a tree. Mort was trapped inside the cab.

First responders from Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Company managed to free him after Squad 7 arrived and popped the truck’s door, giving rescuers access to the patient.

Engine 7-1 handled the landing zone for Well Flight 2-8, which airlifted him to York Hospital’s trauma center. Robinson’s Towing and Fayetteville’s fire and emergency medical services assisted police at the scene.

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