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Coroner: York-area man dies of injuries about 8 years after car crash

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A West Manchester Township man has died of injuries he suffered in a traffic crash that happened in Maryland nearly eight years ago, according to the York County Coroner's Office.

Kenneth Cole, 50, of ManorCare Health Services North on Barley Road, was pronounced dead shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday at York Hospital, Coroner Pam Gay wrote in a news release.

His cause of death was multiple complications from crash injuries, according to Gay, who has ruled Cole's death an accident.

Cole reportedly crashed a car on Interstate 83 near the Bel Air exit, either in or near Baltimore County on Dec. 20, 2012, according to Gay. Her office has not yet been able to obtain a crash report, she said.

Cole was reportedly driving when he was thrown from his vehicle, according to the coroner.

He was found next to the vehicle and was flown by medical helicopter to York Hospital, she said.

He then underwent treatment "for his acute and chronic injuries at several facilities in the area," including York Hospital and, most recently, ManorCare North, she said.

No autopsy is planned.

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