Victims Identified As Jacob Godlove, 20, And Kayla Kelley, 19, Both Of Hagerstown, MD
The two-vehicle crash took place on Buchanan Trail East in Antrim Township near the familiar Fun Castle on Tuesday, October 22nd.
Godlove and Kelley were traveling east on Route 16 when an oncoming semi-truck seemingly lost control, crossed the median and struck their 2001 Chevrolet S10 pickup truck. The semi, a 2000 International Harvester, was being driven by John Humes, a 49-year-old who was also accompanied by Melissa Trump, a 52-year-old, both of whom are residents of Chamberburg.
All four victims required treatment at facilities after the crash: Godlove was airlifted to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center (Blatimore, MD) with life-threatening injuries; Kelley was airlifted to Hershey Medical Center (Hershey, PA) with unspecified injuries, though it has been reported that she is pregnant. The two individuals traveling in the truck, Humes and Trump, were transported by emergency responders to Meritus Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
State police conducted an investigation but have yet to release all details regarding the accident.
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