Separate fatal crashes that occurred Sunday morning are now under investigation by police in two Lancaster County townships. The accidents wasted two lives that could have been spared if people on the road are careful and law-abiding.

The fatality was identified as a 29-year-old man from Spring Grove man who died after a crash that involved one car and two motorcycles. The mishap took place at about 2:12 o’clock in the morning along Rte. 30 at Malleable Rd.

According to the police of West Hempfield Township, a woman driver, age 31 from Dover, Del. was operating her Hyundai sedan going west along Rte 30 when she hit two motorcyclists. The two bikers were identified as a man from Spring Grove and a 26-year-old man from Seven Valleys. For unknown reasons, they lost control of their motor bikes and crashed.

A 52-year-old man from York who was behind the wheel of his Nissan SUV was driving along the area was not able to brake in time and struck one of the crashed motorcycles as well as the woman’s car. The York driver was not injured.

According to the p9olice, the car of the woman from Del flipped over its roof and she was delivered to a local hospital sustaining non-life-threatening injuries.

The motorcyclist from Spring Grove was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other biker was taken to an area hospital sustaining life-threatening injuries.

Pending notification of his family, the identity of the deceased has not been released.

Police officials released the name of the motorcyclist who died in a crash along Rte 30 in the Twp. of West Hempfield last Sunday as Stephen M. Elicker, age 29 resident of Thomasville, York County.

Elicker was identified as one of two motorcyclists who were hit by a car in the 2:12 a.m. the wreck that happened at about 2:12 o’clock in the morning at Malleable Road.

The other bike rider, identified as Jarod D. Counts, age 26 of Seven Valleys, sustaining life-threatening injuries was delivered to the hospital where he remained Monday.

Authorities stated that the two Honda riders lost control and crashed; after in their downed motorcycle, they were struck by a Hyundai Elantra going west bound operated by Joel Newcomer, age 31, of Dover.

Details of the incident are still under investigation, officials said Monday.

Hung D. Tran, age 52, resident of York, was not able to brake his Nissan Murano in time and hit one of the crashed motorcycles and the car of Newcomer. He was not injured.

The car of Newcomer rolled over on its roof. He was delivered to a Hospital in York sustaining non-life-threatening injuries.

Michelle Darlington, Deputy Coroner pronounced Elicker dead at the scene.

After an autopsy Monday, Coroner Stephen Diamantoni of Lancaster County said the victim died from multiple traumatic injuries.

More information was needed for the closure of the investigation as West Hempfield Township police ask anyone with information to call their office.

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Sources:  Lancaster Online Com