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Three People Killed in Two-Car Crash on PA Turnpike

The three Lancaster residents recently killed in a two-car vehicle crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike have been identified as Santana Ashford, 34, of East Lampeter Township, Gabrielle Marie Ashford, 24, of Lititz Borough, and Jehu Young Jr., 14, of West Hempfield Township.

The crash occurred at 11:14 in the morning in the eastbound lanes near Exit 320. In addition to the three deceased, several other people were injured.

According to the police report, Ashford was driving a 2006 Nissan Armada with six passengers. Other passengers in Ashford’s vehicle suffered a range of injures. This included an 8-year-old girl who sustainedserious injuries and an 11-year-old boy who was treated and released, from the hospital.

The other vehicle involved in the crash was driven by Jackson Yobo, 19. He and an unidentified 24-year-old female passenger suffered minor injuries.

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State police did not release details of the crash, but did confirm that the incident involved an overturned vehicle.The crash shut down the eastbound lanes of the turnpike for six hours.

According to law enforcement, the investigation into the incident is ongoing.

What Should I Do If Myself or a Loved One is Involved in a Vehicle Crash?

If you or a loved one has been injured, or worse, killed in a vehicle accident, there are several things you should and should not do. For example, you should:

  • Seek medical attention, even if you believe your injuries are not serious
  • Contact law enforcement from the accident scene
  • Exchange information with other people involved in the crash
  • Collect contact information from any witnesses who saw the event
  • Take photographs of the accident scene and your vehicle
  • Keep a detailed log of time missed from work, medical information, and anything else relevant to the time after the crash

You should not:

  • Do anything that would pose further harm at the scene of the incident
  • Discuss details of the case with anyone, including after the incident when you are contacted by insurance providers

The time following a vehicle crash is extraordinarily difficult. This is the case for those involved, as well as those indirectly affected by injury or death caused to loved ones. The best thing you can do in this situation is to contact an attorney who can assist you with the work there is to do.

Heavens Law represents victims and their families who were injured in vehicle collisions. For more information or to discuss your case, contact Heavens Law at 888.897.5377 to schedule a free consultation.