A Maryland man died after he hit a truck Wednesday afternoon in West Manchester Township, according to the York County Coroner's Office.

Paulin Atemekeng, 23, of Frederick, Maryland, crossed over the center line and hit a truck in the 4300 block of West Market Street about 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 15, the coroner's office said in a news release.

Atemekeng was wearing a seat belt during the crash, the coroner's office said.

Atemekeng was driving west when his car drifted through the left-turn lane and into the eastbound lane and into the path of a commercial vehicle, West Manchester Township Police said in a news release Thursday. The truck driver couldn't avoid the car, police said

Atemekeng was taken to York Hospital, where he was pronounced dead just before 4 p.m., the coroner's office said.

The conditions of the truck driver and a passenger in Atemekeng's vehicle are not known.

There will not be an autopsy, the coroner's office said. His cause of death was determined to be multiple blunt-force trauma, with the manner accidental.

West Manchester Township Police are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Justin Hobbs at 717-792-9514 or

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