Paradise Township woman killed Friday when vehicle hits Rabbit Transit bus

Anthony Maenza
York Dispatch

A 55-year-old woman was killed Friday morning when the vehicle she was driving struck the side of a Rabbit Transit bus in West Manchester Township. 

Sherry West, of Paradise Township, was traveling east on West College Avenue around 10 a.m. when her vehicle hit the side of the westbound bus near Alpha Drive, according to a York County Coroner’s Office report.

Fire police from Dover block West College Avenue as emergency crews work the scene of a crash involving a rabbittransit bus Friday, April 21, 2023, in West Manchester Township. One person was killed and four were injured in the crash.

West was wearing a seatbelt when the crash occurred but received multiple blunt force trauma in the wreck, which led to her death, the coroner’s office said. No autopsy will be performed, but routine toxicology was obtained.

York County Emergency Management spokesman Ted Czech said four people on the bus suffered minor injuries. 

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West Manchester Township Police responded to the scene and investigated the accident. 

"Rabbittransit is following all protocols to aid in the investigation," Jenna Reedy, rabbittransit chief of staff said in a statement. "Until this investigation is complete, we will not have any additional information. We are deeply saddened by the loss of life in this accident. Our thoughts are with the families of those involved in the accident." 

Czech said 22 agencies responded to the scene, including police, fire, EMS, coroner’s office and York County Hazmat.