Victims of deadly Route 202 crash in Chester County identified

January 1, 2013 11:50:53 AM PST
Authorities have identified the victims of a deadly one-vehicle crash on southbound Route 202 in West Goshen Twp., Pa.

Police say the accident happened just after 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, when the vehicle slammed into a pole near Route 100.

Claude Norris III, 22, of Coatesville, Pa., a passenger, was killed.

James P. Wilkins, 22, of Coatesville, the driver, was injured.

A second passenger, Booker T. Gerald, 23, of Coatesville was also hurt.

Arriving officers found the vehicle in a grassy area on the west side of the roadway.

They say Norris had been ejected from the vehicle. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene.

Wilkins and Gerald were rescued from the vehicle and taken to Paoli Hospital for treatment.

The crash is still under investigation. Police say charges against the driver are pending.