Hopewell Township two-vehicle crash claims life of 23-year-old man

Anthony Maenza
York Dispatch

A 23-year-old Maryland man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon in Hopewell Township. 

The crash occurred just after 2:30 p.m. in the 19200 block of Barrens Road South, according to a York County Coroner’s Office report. 

Pennsylvania State Police agreed to make changes or consider policy revisions based on a state oversight committee’s recommendations, but they did not give up the ability to investigate their own.

Jacob Bertazon of Whitehall, Maryland was driving north near the intersection with Barton Circle when his vehicle crossed the center line, causing him to lose control before hitting a septic tanker truck, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release 

Bertazon died at the scene. The condition of anyone else involved in the accident was not known, according to the report. 

The north and southbound lanes on Barrens Road were closed from Barton Circle to Johnson Road, state police said.

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York County Deputy Coroner Molly York responded to the scene to certify the death. The man died as a result of multiple blunt force trauma received in the crash. 

No autopsy will be done, but a routine toxicology was taken. 

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