2 people dead after crash in Paradise Township

Paradise Township, Pa. (WHTM)- Around 5 o’clock Friday evening the Northern York County Regional Police Department responded to a fatal two-vehicle crash at the intersection of North Lake Road and East Berlin Road.

According to police, the front seat passenger of the sedan, 98-year-old Carlton L. Jacobs of Paradise Township, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the SUV, 32-year-old Kevin Shaffer of New Oxford, was transported by helicopter to York Hospital. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

A 71-year-old female passenger of the sedan was ejected from the vehicle. She was also transported by helicopter and the 70-year-old male driver was transported by ambulance to York Hospital, said Northern York County Regional Police.

Investigators say that an SUV failed to stop at a stop sign and hit a sedan travelling eastbound on East Berlin Road.

The impact caused the SUV to roll several times before coming to rest against the front porch of a home.

The SUV then burst into flames.

Alcohol and speed were a factor in this crash.

The investigation into this crash continues. Anyone with information should contact the Northern York County Regional Police Department at 717-292-3647.

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