Woman killed in Fannett Township crash

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A Mount Union woman was killed in a crash Wednesday at the intersection of Pa. 641 and Pa.
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Forsure

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I think the direction of one of the vehicles is wrong because if she was traveling west the other vehicle would have had to be traveling north in order to hit the drivers side of the vehicle.
OMG

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I think the direction of one of the vehicles is wrong because if she was traveling west the other vehicle would have had to be traveling north in order to hit the drivers side of the vehicle.
Does that really matter? She died. Just pray for her family and friends and get a life.
LLC

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Sep 2, 2010
 
OMG wrote:
<quoted text>Does that really matter? She died. Just pray for her family and friends and get a life.
I think facts matter.
real

Chambersburg, PA

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Sep 2, 2010
 
She struck his drivers side.
Humphrey

Shippensburg, PA

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Sep 2, 2010
 
Many times drivers that travel in any of the directions be it north to south, south to north, east to west, west to east....DO NOT take it easy and watch for travelers going in the opposite direction. Many times speeders travel at lightening speed through that intersection. Yes.....there is a RED LIGHT for the E-W and W-E but many times only a hesitation is given, with speeders going in the other direction, horrible accidents happen. I do pray for the family of the lady. I also pray for the driver of the other vehicle, this is something that that driver has to live with the remainder of their days.
Dry Run

Chambersburg, PA

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Sep 2, 2010
 
Duh. There is an intersection there...
Dry Run

Chambersburg, PA

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Sep 2, 2010
 
I live there and that intersection is terrible to put out of, there have been many accidents here. So sad that a life was lost.
Concord Kid

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Sep 2, 2010
 
It's a blind corner there heading towards the mountain on 641.... I'm afraid a full stoplight there wouldn't do much good. Won't be the first accident there, and won't be the last. My condolences to her family.
Jim

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Sep 2, 2010
 
My sincere condolences to the family, but, the important lesson here for the rest of us is always use your SEAT BELT . It takes less then 5 seconds to buckle up and they've saved countless lives.
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LLC wrote:
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I think facts matter.
Yes,if your the police or in court and I don't think that's the case here. I can't imagine reading that someone died and being so concerned about the direction of travel and then thinking that was worth complaining about.
Slim Jim

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Its like this, in her 80's, she should not be on the road as it is. No seat belt. Need I say more?
Bia

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Sep 2, 2010
 
This was a horrible accident. What the article doesn't tell you is that the 86 year old woman ran through a stop sign and was struck by a dump trunk driven by my brother. Speed was not a factor as some suggest. No one will ever know why she didn't stop but there are two families lives who will be changed forever. RIP
Bia

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Sep 2, 2010
 
Humphrey wrote:
I also pray for the driver of the other vehicle, this is something that that driver has to live with the remainder of their days.
Thank you Humphrey. There was nothing my brother could do. For some reason she didn't stop. We'll never know why. Her car was so small and the dump truck was so big. Our hearts are very heavy.
Bia

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real wrote:
She struck his drivers side.
No. The dump truck struck the driver's door.
Doylesburg

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Sep 2, 2010
 
Dry Run wrote:
Duh. There is an intersection there...
Yeah, but some people not from around the area don't see it as an intersection because you know this woman probably remembered when these roads were cow paths. Take it easy.
Doylesburg

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Bia wrote:
This was a horrible accident. What the article doesn't tell you is that the 86 year old woman ran through a stop sign and was struck by a dump trunk driven by my brother. Speed was not a factor as some suggest. No one will ever know why she didn't stop but there are two families lives who will be changed forever. RIP
That happens alot with the way you described the accident. Me and a few of my friends at the time were traveling south, when a pickup truck never stopped we t-boned him, there was no time for brakes and no time to hold on. It just happens so quick, speed doesn't have to be a factor as a matter of fact sometimes in that intersection speed can avoid dangerous collisions. I am not telling anyone to fly through that intersection, just use alot of caution and sometimes obviously, that doesn't work either. Accept my condolences;families.
Doylesburg

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Sep 2, 2010
 
Jim wrote:
My sincere condolences to the family, but, the important lesson here for the rest of us is always use your SEAT BELT . It takes less then 5 seconds to buckle up and they've saved countless lives.
Just because seatbelts are the law, really, would it have helped in this accident? It sure wouldn't have in mine. Seatbelts should be a choice, if I wanted to pay to be killed, I would jump out of an airplane with no parachute, or go on a safari hunt with no gun.
Bia

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Doylesburg wrote:
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Just because seatbelts are the law, really, would it have helped in this accident? It sure wouldn't have in mine. Seatbelts should be a choice, if I wanted to pay to be killed, I would jump out of an airplane with no parachute, or go on a safari hunt with no gun.
Seatbelts wouldn't have saved this life. I come from a family of law enforcement officers who enforce seatbelt laws everyday. I agree seatbelts should be a choice.
Bia

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Doylesburg wrote:
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Yeah, but some people not from around the area don't see it as an intersection because you know this woman probably remembered when these roads were cow paths. Take it easy.
Maybe she wasn't familiar with the area. I don't know the area, but wasn't she from 50 miles away from where the accident happened.
Voice4Viol8td

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Sep 3, 2010
 
I drive through this intersection everyday because I live in Shade Gap and work at Letterkenny. Sometimes I ride my motorcycle. My husband and I saw all of the remnants of the road flairs and wondered what had happened. Thank you Bia for clearing up the facts so that ignorance doesn't have to flourish. Too many people get so judgmental on here and just run with it and don't think (or care) who it hurts. I guess if feeds their anonymous egos as they sit behind their computer screens. Whether on my bike or in my car, I try my best to take those extra few seconds to be safe and make sure nobody is coming. Besides, even if I am in a hurry or running late, it is just not worth taking a chance of risking my life or someone else's. I want to make sure I make it home everyday, back to my husband and my boys.

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