Car crashes into Quittapahilla Creek

ANNVILLE, Pa. (WHTM) – Charges could be filed against a driver who ended up in the Quittapahilla Creek.

The Volkswagen went off the 800 block of Syner Road in North Annville Township and dropped about 20 feet before hitting the water.

The driver was nowhere to be found when officers were called to the crash site just before 8 a.m. Thursday. They said they have since spoken to him and he is not injured.

State Police has identified him as 27-year-old Zachary Warlow of Palmyra.

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Neighbors told authorities they heard something around 12:45 a.m. but thought nothing of it until they saw the car in the creek in the morning.

“My boyfriend called and he said, ‘get down to the bridge, there’s a car in the creek,’ ” Shara Lehman told ABC 27 News.

The car crashed just off of Lehman’s property.

In the creek, troopers found sporting clays and other debris.

“The car was sitting on the upright position,” Lloyd Bomgardner said.

The driver’s name was not immediately released.

Authorities said he made a mistake by leaving the scene of the crash, but admitted he was lucky he was not seriously hurt.

“The water was up to the top of the window,” Bellegrove Assistant Fire Chief Joan Sallada said. “So, thankfully they did get out.”

Firefighters left booms in the water to catch any gasoline or oil that leaked from the car, but said they didn’t think that would be an issue.

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