Vehicle Accident

West Earl Police  are investigating a crash that occurred on 12/29/2018 at 3:48 AM on Route 222 North in the area of the North Farmersville Road overpass.  There was a dense fog condition at the time of the crash. Preliminary investigation indicates a vehicle driven by a Naomi Castillo, age 28,  of Lancaster was driving south in the north bound lanes of Route 222  and struck a vehicle driven by Neil Wentz, age 41 from Ephrata as he was traveling north on Route 222 north. 

Both Castillo and Wentz were entrapped in their vehicles and were extricated by fire and rescue personnel.  Both were transported to Lancaster General Hospital, by ambulance, for injuries sustained in the crash.  Both vehicles were towed from the scene.  Shortly after the crash, a vehicle operated by Forrest Henry, age 35, of Shillington, PA, was traveling north on Route 222 and swerved to avoid the crash and struck a guard rail.  Henry was not injured but damage to his car required it to be towed from the scene.

Route 222 North was closed for two hours following the crash. 

Investigation into the crash is continuing

Incident Date: 
Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 3:48am

Incident Type:


Route 222 North / North Farmersville Road overpass
West Earl Township, PA