On October 20, 2017 at 11:59 p.m., Ephrata Police Department investigated a one vehicle accident in the 1000 block of Steinmetz Road, West Cocalico Township. A sedan, driven by a 27 year old Denver man, left the roadway and stuck a utility pole and a parked vehicle. Upon arrival at the scene, emergency services found the driver of the vehicle, who was the only occupant, deceased.
The accident is under investigation. The identity of the driver is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Ephrata Police were assisted at the scene by East Cocalico Township Police, Denver Fire Company, Reamstown Ambulance and Wellspan-Ephrata Medic.