Coroner: York City man dead after Warrington Township crash


Samuel B. Myers, 56, died in a crash Sunday morning in the 1700 block of Old York Road, Warrington Township, north of Rossville, according to the York County Coroner's Office.

Myers, who lived in the 400 block of West Philadelphia Street, York City, was driving south on Old York Road in his Toyota when the driver of a Jeep, who was heading north, crossed into the southbound lane, the coroner's office said; the cars collided on the side of the road.

Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene of the two-vehicle collision, which involved entrapment, at 7:24 this morning, according to the 911 dispatch log.

An autopsy Monday morning revealed Myers' cause of death to be multiple blunt-force trauma. He was wearing a seatbelt, according to the coroner's office.

The Jeep's driver was transported to a hospital — his or her condition is not known, according to the coroner's office.

State police and fire police were called to the scene, and state police are still investigating the crash, a supervisor at York County 911 said.

Traffic fatalities: There have been 38 traffic fatalities this year to date, Coroner Pam Gay said Sunday.

"(The number is) pretty much in line with what we normally see," she said.

There were 52 deaths caused by traffic accidents last year and 49 in 2013, Gay said.

The coroner said she couldn't speak to the causes of traffic accidents, in general, because her office doesn't investigate crashes the way police do, but she listed three common causes of fatal crashes she's seen recently in York County:

• Alcohol

• Distracted driving

• Fatigue

The last cause is hard to prove, Gay said.

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