WATTS, Pa. – State police reported that three women died Saturday afternoon in a three-car crash in south-central Pennsylvania.
According to Trooper Adam Reed, the crash occurred on Route 11/15 in Watts Township in Perry County. He said that a pickup truck driver identified as 69-year-old Stella Burgard resident of Duncannon was headed north when the truck veered and crossed into the southbound lanes and hit another car. A third vehicle then collided with the car that was behind.
Burgard was critically injured and was pronounced dead at the scene. The two occupants inside the car that Burgard hit also died.
The accident happened on Saturday, October 20, 2012 involved a 3-vehicle crash in the Watts, Pennsylvania area that resulted in three fatalities..
Stella Burgard, the driver of the pickup truck, was one the three who died in this crash. She was the only victim named in the preliminary report. The names, ages, and hometowns of the other 2 fatalities were not released to the press. Burgard was 69 years old and lived in Duncannon, Pennsylvania.
Police surmised that Burgard lost control of her car and crossed over to the center line of Route 11/15. In so doing, she collided with the other vehicle which was occupied by two woman who were also seriously injured. After that happened, a third vehicle that was following closely behind that other car also crashed into the car as it couldn’t stop fast enough.
The reason why Burgard’s vehicle crossed to the other side is not yet known.
The report did not mention whether the driver or any occupants of the 3rd vehicle sustained injuries.
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