Motorcyclist dies in three-vehicle crash

A motorcyclist died and his passenger was seriously injured in a three-vehicle crash Monday morning on Anthony Highway at Penn National.

John K. Cook, 54, of Carlisle, was dead at the scene of the 11:54 a.m. crash at the intersection of Anthony Highway (Rt. 997) and Penn National’s Saint Anne’s Drive. A WellFlight medical helicopter flew his seriously injured passenger, Pamela S. Cook, 53, Carlisle, to York Hospital’s trauma center.

Pennsylvania State Police said the crash happened when a southbound car driven by Nancy Gray, 81, Fayetteville made a left hand turn from Anthony Highway into the path of the Cook’s northbound Harley Davison motorcycle.

After hitting the front of the motorcycle with its passenger side, Gray’s car continued onto Saint Anne’s Drive, where it hit a car driven by Jeremy T. Warrenfeltz, 21, of Brunswick, Md.

Fayetteville and Mont Alto EMS medics treated both Gray and her passenger, Mary Griswald, 82, of Warrentown, Mo., at the scene for minor injuries.

Warrenfeltz and his three passengers, including an infant, escaped injury. They included Gayle Crist, 60, of Myersville., Md., a 17-year-old female and the infant.

Police said Gray’s car came to rest facing northeast on Saint Anne’s Drive. The motorcycle came to rest facing west in the northbound lane on Anthony Highway. Warrenfeltz’s car came to rest facing north at the side of Anthony Highway’s northbound lane.

Abe’s Towing towed Gray’s car and the motorcycle from the scene. Warrefeltz drove his vehicle from the scene.

The following agencies assisted PSP at the crash scene:

  • Mont Alto Fire Department,
  • Mont Alto EMS,
  • Fayetteville EMS,
  • WellFlight,
  • Franklin County Coroner,
  • Franklin County Fire Police.

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