A Dillsburg man is dead after crashing a car into a one-room schoolhouse in Monaghan Township on Sunday.
Colby Michael Hamsher, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene, said York County Deputy Coroner Onalee Gilbert.
Emergency crews were dispatched to the first block of North York Road, near Siddonsburg Road, about 5:25 p.m. for the crash, said Sgt. David Smith of Carroll Township Police.
The car, a Mercury Cougar, was traveling south on North York Road when the driver lost control and crashed into the brick building, bringing down a brick wall onto of the car.
"Speed appears to be a factor (in the crash)," Smith said.
Hamsher was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, Smith said. Police are continuing to investigate.
The crash closed the road for nearly three hours.
300 feet: The car had just crested a hill when it appears the driver lost control.
Skid marks start on the road near the top of the hill and travel about 300 feet through the front yard of a home and over a gravel driveway before stopping just outside the schoolhouse.
The car's collision with the building caused nearly the entire wall to collapse.
No one was inside the building at the time of the crash, Smith said.
Emergency crews arrived at the scene to find the car on its roof and partially in the building.
"First responders on scene determined the driver was deceased," Smith said.
Gilbert said a toxicology screen will be performed on Hamsher Monday, but no autopsy will be performed.
Other crashes: The owner of the schoolhouse, which was recently sold to a new owner, will have to call in an engineer to see if it can be saved, Smith said.
This wasn't the first time a vehicle has hit the old schoolhouse, said Jeff Bruinsma, who lives a few houses away from the building.
"In 16 years, that's been three times that I know of," he said.
The last time a vehicle crashed into the schoolhouse was no more than six months ago, Smith said.
A vehicle hit a corner of the building, leaving a noticeable hole. Dislodged bricks from that crash still sit on grass outside the building.
Speeding cars are also nothing new on the road, Bruinsma said.
The stretch of North York Road in the area of the crash is a 35-mph zone, but Bruinsma said he often sees cars going much faster. Sometimes at speeds of 50 to 60 mph on the road some use as a shortcut between York and the Carlisle/Mechanicsburg area, he said.
"They just fly right on by," he said.
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