Accident- Three vehicles with Injury

Ephrata Police responded to a three car vehicle accident on Friday 1-19-18 at approximately 4:00pm at the intersection of East Main St (US322) and Pleasant Valley Road.   A vehicle driven by Matthew J. Bence M/34 of W. Fulton St, New Holland, was east bound when he struck the rear of vehicle driven by Dean L. Sutton, M/64 od Tina Lane, New Holland.   The impact pushed Sutton's vehicle forward and into the rear of a truck being driven by Joshua G. Anderson M/26 of Coatsville, Pa.    Investigation determined Sutton and Anderson were stopped in traffic on the east side of the East Main St intersection when Bence apparently did not notice the traffic was stopped.   The impact caused disabling damage to the front and rear of Sutton's vehicle which was towed from the scene. 

 Sutton sustained minor leg injuries which were treated at the scene by Ephrata Ambulance.       Bence to be issued a traffic citation for driving vehicle at safe speed.     

Incident Date: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 4:00pm

Incident Type:


East Main St
Pleaseant Valley Road
Ephrata, PA 17522