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2 from Phila. killed in turnpike crash; 2 hurt

July 21, 2012 1:53:44 PM PDT
State police say a crash on the rain-slicked turnpike in central Pennsylvania has killed two people and seriously injured two others.

Police in Lancaster County say the crash happened shortly after 6 a.m. Saturday in the turnpike's eastbound lanes in East Cocalico Township.

Investigators said a car went out of control while negotiating a curve, crashed into a concrete barrier beneath the Route 272 overpass just south of Adamstown and rolled numerous times, ending up more than 200 feet away.

Police said 26-year-old Maria Freeman of Philadelphia and 25-year-old Rielle Hill of Philadelphia were thrown from the car and pronounced dead at the scene by the Lancaster County coroner's office.

Two other 24-year-women, at least one of whom was also from Philadelphia, were taken to Reading Hospital with severe injuries.


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