Coroner: 74-year-old man killed in Springettsbury Twp. crash likely choked

Harper Ho
York Dispatch
A York City man died after a crash on Wednesday in Springettsbury Township, police said. April 14, 2021.

A Springettsbury Township man who died in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday in the township lost control of his vehicle and probably choked, according to the York County Coroner's Office.

Tim Snyder, 74, of the 2300 block of North Sherman Street, died at 12:01 p.m. at WellSpan York Hospital from blunt force trauma that was complicated by possibly choking, a news release from the coroner's office stated.

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Snyder was driving south in the 1500 block of North Sherman Street at about 11:20 a.m. when his Toyota crossed the center lines and crashed into a utility pole on the east side, according to Springettsbury Township Police. 

Snyder likely experienced a choking incident at the time of the crash, Coroner Pam Gay said in the release.

The manner of death is accidental, and there will be no autopsy, the release stated.

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Editor's note: This story has been changed to say Snyder lived in Springettsbury Township.