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Prayers Requested for Mother and 3 Daughters Who Were Airlifted from Crash

On Monday, May 22, 2023, at around 5:35 p.m., a car crash occurred in Montgomery Township involving Sheena Hockenberry, a 39-year-old resident of Greencastle, and Owen Mack, a 19-year-old from Mercersburg, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Hockenberry, who was driving her 2017 Ram westbound, did not manage to stop in time as Mack halted his vehicle to turn onto Garnes Road/T-311. This failure to yield resulted in a collision where Hockenberry’s vehicle struck Mack’s from behind.

The crash resulted in injuries to Hockenberry and her three daughters, aged 10, 12, and 15, who were subsequently airlifted to Hershey Medical Center for treatment. The exact extent of their injuries is currently unknown, and several friends of the family have taken to social media to request prayers for their recovery.

Mack, on the other hand, escaped the incident unscathed, despite the damage to his vehicle. In Both vehicles involved in the accident had to be towed away from the scene due to the impact of the collision.

Benefit Dinner & Silent Auction Planned

An event has been planned to help the family.

A Facebook event page says, “As you can imagine, the recovery for them will be a long one. With the help of a group of people we are putting together a Benefit Dinner & Silent Auction for Sheena and her 3 daughters to help offset some of the financial burdens this will leave them with when they fully recover. All proceeds from this event will go directly to this family.”

The event will be held Sunday July 23rd 4:30 – 8PM at the Upton Community Center.


Tammy Annette Robinson 1964-2024

For the past years, Tammy helped take care of her mother. She enjoyed watching game shows and listening to contemporary Christian music.

Robert William Gordon 1947-2024

Born August 18, 1947, a son of the late Merrill R. and Goldie E. Kotzmoyer Gordon, Bob liked to hunt and fish, and loved spending time with his family.

Janice Mae Keller 1938-2024

Janice always enjoyed shopping trips with her children and always used that opportunity to stop at her favorite restaurant, Olive Garden.

Ethel R. Smith 1935-2024

Ethel was a very loving and caring woman. She will always be remembered and cherished as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.

Sharon M. Matthews 1951-2024

Sharon enjoyed game shows on TV, mostly Wheel of Fortune. She also liked watching the Food Network and talk about what they made.

Ralph V. Foltz 1928-2024

Ralph enjoyed hunting, telling stories, and traveling around the United States on bus trips, alongside his wife Lois.

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