Coroner identifies woman killed in Jackson Township crash

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The York County Coroner's Office has released the name of a woman who died in a crash Saturday in Jackson Township.

Bertha Harner, 60, of Hamilton Township in Adams County, died in a two-vehicle crash at 2:18 p.m. Saturday, according to the coroner's office.

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Harner was driving when she pulled out into oncoming traffic in the 6400 block of Lincoln Highway, and her vehicle was hit another vehicle, according to Northern York County Regional Police. Harner was not wearing a seat belt, and she died at the scene. 

A 6-year-old child who was riding in Harner's back seat was taken to WellSpan York Hospital with a head laceration, and a York couple in the striking vehicle, a 64-year-old woman who was driving and her 66-year-old husband, were taken to York Hospital with injuries that were not life threatening, police said.

Harner's death was caused by multiple blunt force trauma, and it was ruled an accident, the coroner's office said. There will be no autopsy, but routine toxicology was obtained.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Northern Regional Police at 717-476-TELL (8355) or