Fatal Vehicle Accident

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UPDATED October 5, 2017 at 11:10 a.m.: 

On October 4, 2017 at 0904 hours, Ephrata Police responded to vehicle accident with entrapment in the 300 block of South Reading Road, Ephrata Borough.  A northbound Toyota sedan driven Ernest T. Capizzi, 64, of Lititz was struck in the rear by a northbound tractor trailer driven by Wayne Michael Sauder, 24, of Denver.  Capizzi died at Wellspan-Ephrata Hospital.  Sauder was not injured.  South Reading Road was closed for over 3 hours while police investigated the accident. The accident is still under investigation.  

Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to contact Officer Davis at 717-738-9200 X 262.

Ephrata Police were assisted by East Cocalico Police, Ephrata Pioneer Fire Department, Lincoln Fire Department, Ephrata Ambulance and Wellspan medic. 

PRIOR RELEASE: 

On October 4, 2017 at 9:04 a.m., Ephrata Police responded to vehicle accident with entrapment in the 300 block of South Reading Road, Ephrata Borough.  A northbound Toyota sedan driven by 64 year old male from Lititz was struck in the rear by a northbound tractor trailer driven by Wayne Michael Sauder, 24, of Denver.  The driver of the Toyota died at Wellspan-Ephrata Hospital.  Sauder was not injured.  South Reading Road was closed for over 3 hours while police investigated the accident. The accident is still under investigation.  

Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to contact Officer Davis at 717-738-9200 X 262.

Ephrata Police were assisted by East Cocalico Police, Ephrata Pioneer Fire Department, Lincoln Fire Department, Ephrata Ambulance and Wellspan medic.