Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident with entrapment at 11:15pm 1-26-21 involving two vehicles near the intersection of W. Rt. 897 and Peartown Road, West Cocalico Twp
Ephrata Police arrived to find a heavily damaged Chrysler PT Cruiser sitting in the west bound lane of W. Rt. 897 near Peartown Road with a 66/F entrapped. Witness stated a silver pick up truck traveling east crossed over the center line and struck the PT Cruiser head on. The silver truck continued to travel east for about a quarter mile before it stopped due to extensive damage. The 66/F need to be extricated from her vehicle by Denver Fire Co. Rescue 13. Female sustained moderate injuries and was transported to Reading Hospital for treatment. Driver of the silver truck a 28/M from Louisiana was not injured and was arrested for Driving while intoxicated. W. Rt. 897 was closed for over 45minutes while the roadway was cleared. Ephrata Police were assisted on scene by Schoeneck Fire Co and Fire Police. Investigation is on going.