Ephrata Police at approximately 1120am on 12-22-17 responded to a vehicle accident involving two vehicles at the intersection of Bethany and Parkview Heights Roads.   

Investigation revealed that vehicle driven by Jan Crytser M/76 of New Providence, PA was stopped on Parkview Heights Road and then pulled out into the path of Maria Zapata F/61 of New Holland, PA who was driving south on Bethany Road.    Zapata collided in the intersection with Cryster's vehicle.    Both Zapata and Cryster sustained moderate injuries with both being transported to the hospital to be treated for their injuries.   Both vehicles were heavily damaged and towed from the scene.   Ephrata Police were assisted on scene by Ephrata Pioneer Fire Co., Ephrata Fire Police and Ephrata Ambulance. 

Cryster to be cited for a stop sign violation. 

Incident Date: 
Friday, December 22, 2017 - 11:20am

Incident Type:


Bethany Road
Parkview Heights Road
Ephrata, PA 17522