Police: York man facing homicide by vehicle charge in I-83 crash

Ron Musselman
York Dispatch

A York County man is accused of causing the death of his passenger in a crash early Sunday morning on Interstate 83 in Newberry Township.

Rahsaun Bush, 28, was traveling north on I-83 when he lost control of his 2015 Hyundai Sonata and struck a concrete barrier that divides the highway, state police said. 

His car went across both lanes and the entrance ramp for Exit 33 at Yocumtown before striking an embankment, as well as multiple small trees and shrubs, according to a state police news release.

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Bush's passenger, Deveja Cooper, 21, of Harrisburg, was ejected from her seat. She was pronounced dead at 3:25 a.m. Sunday by the York County Coroner’s Office.

Troopers said Bush fled and was later found to have suffered serious injuries. He was taken to Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, Cumberland County.

The damage from the crash disabled the car. Neither Bush nor Cooper was wearing a seat belt, the release said.

No charges had been filed against Bush as of Thursday afternoon, according to online court documents, but police say he will face a charge of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence in the single-vehicle crash. 

— Ron Musselman can be reached at rmusselman@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @ronmusselman8.

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