Fatal Crash - Route 30 West - 5/16/21
At approximately 2126hrs, Sunday, May 16, 2021, police, fire and EMS personnel were dispatched to US Route 30 westbound in the area of Rohrerstown Road for vehicle crash. Officers arrived to find a two-vehicle crash with one of the vehicles on fire in the travel lanes of Route 30 westbound.
The initial investigation revealed a Mini Cooper, operated by Albert Meier Acosta, 31-year-old male from Windsor, PA, was traveling westbound on Route 30 in the area of Rohrerstown Road when it struck a disabled Chrysler 300 which was parked along the shoulder.
The impact caused the Chrysler to catch fire. Meier Acosta was transported to Lancaster General Hospital where he was pronounced deceased by a member of the Lancaster County Coroner's Office.
The crash is being investigated by the Lancaster County Crash Investigation Team. The westbound lanes of Route 30 were closed during the initial investigation and the highway reopened around 0245 am.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Sgt. A.J. Lombardo, East Hempfield Township Police Department, 717-898-3103.