At 8:50pm on Wednesday 03-10-2021, the East Lampeter Township Police Department (ELTPD) responded to the 00 block of Eastbrook Rd (Rt 896) for a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. Upon arrival, a female pedestrian was located lying within the northbound traffic lane. The pedestrian, identified as Patricia Morris 60 years of age of Lancaster, PA, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Preliminary investigation determined that Morris was walking eastbound, across Eastbrook Rd from a retail area in the 2400 block of Lincoln Hwy East when she was struck in the northbound lane by a maroon 2005 Ford Econoline van also traveling northbound. The van was operated by Harold E. Ziegler 74 years old of Ephrata. Eastbrook Rd was closed to traffic for approximately three-and-a-half hours for investigation, reopening at 12:25am.
The East Lampeter Township Police Department was assisted at the scene by Bird-In-Hand Fire Company, Gordonville Ambulance, LEMSA, the Coroner’s Office of Lancaster County, and members of the Lancaster County Major Crash Team.
The crash investigation is ongoing and any witnesses are asked to contact the East Lampeter Township Police Department at (717) 291-4676.