A two-vehicle head-on collision in Heidelberg Township claimed the life a school van driver Thursday afternoon.
Kenton Fuhrman, 46, of the 1800 block of Smith Station Road in the township, was killed when the van crossed into the path an oncoming tractor-trailer and collided with it, according to Southwestern Regional Police.
"There were no other occupants in the school transportation van other than the driver," said Claude Stabley, York County's chief deputy coroner.
The van is owned by Jacoby Transportation in Gettysburg. No one with the company could be reached for comment Thursday night.
What happened: The van was traveling west on Route 116, known locally as York Road, when, for unknown reasons, it veered into the path of the eastbound tractor-trailer about 3:45 p.m., police said.
The van struck the 2007 International tractor-trailer, killing the van driver on impact, police said.
The van driver, who was wearing a seat belt, died of multiple-blunt force trauma, Stabley said.
The driver of the tractor-trailer, Shawn McCourry, 45, of Hanover, was not injured in the crash, police said.
The rig and the van sustained major damage. A York County Hazmat crew was called to the scene because of a large amount of diesel fuel and oil that leaked from the vehicles as the result of the crash, police said.
Fire crews also assisted at the scene.
Weather: Despite the crash's happening just as a snow storm was beginning to hit the area, police said they don't believe weather contributed to the crash.
Witnesses told investigators the road was wet but not yet snow-covered at the time of the crash.
A section of Route 116 was closed for nearly seven hours but reopened to traffic about 11 p.m., according to York County 911.
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