Public Information Release Form - Fatal Vehicle Accident


Incident Number:  EE-2020-0757

Nature of Incident:  Fatal Traffic Accident

Date and Time Occurred:  May 19, 2020 at 5:31 PM

Investigating Officer:  Officer Kevin C. McCarthy, Jr.

Location of Incident:  Division Highway and Bridgeville Road, East Earl Township

Person (s) Arrested:  n/a

Incident Details:

Todd A. Hornberger, 42 years of age, Dry Tavern Road Denver, PA was driving a 2007 Toyota Corolla southbound on Bridgeville Road.  Mr. Hornberger stopped at the stop sign on Bridgeville Road at Division Highway.  Hornberger drove into the intersection into the path of a 2019 Dodge Charger being operated by Rachel Keim, 24 years of age, of Spring Grove Road East Earl, PA.  Keim was traveling west on Division Highway at the time of this accident.  Keim’s vehicle struck Hornberger’s vehicle in the drivers door.  The Keim vehicle continued to the southwest into the Bridgeville Evangelical Congregational Church Cemetery, where it struck a headstone.

Mr. Hornberger was flown by helicopter to Reading Hospital, where he was pronounced dead from injuries sustained in the crash.  Keim was transported by ambulance to Lancaster General Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The East Earl Township Police Department was assisted by the following agencies:  Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office, Weaverland Valley Fire Department, Garden Spot Fire Rescue, The New Holland Ambulance Association, WellSpan-Ephrata Medics, Brandywine Hospital‘s Medic 93 (Chester County), Caernarvon Fire Company, JeffSTAT Critical Care Transport, and the Berks County Coroner’s office.

Approved:  Chief Kevin C. McCarthy, Sr.     Date:  May 20, 2020