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Deadly Crash on Route 54 Near Elysburg

Posted on: 10:26 pm, September 1, 2013, by


RALPHO TOWNSHIP — A crash near Elysburg in Northumberland County Sunday afternoon left an elderly woman dead.

Ralpho Township Police say Stella Adams, 80, of Danville, died at the hospital following the crash at the intersection of Route 54 and Airport Road.

According to police, it was around 4:45 p.m. when Adams pulled out onto Route 54 and turned into the path of a vehicle driven by Donald Whalen, 63, of Kulpmont.

Whalen was taken to Geisinger Medical Center near Danville. Police did not know the extent of his injuries.

The wreck closed Route 54 in that part of Northumberland County for more than two hours.

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