Teen Girl Killed By DUI Dad In Central PA Crash, Authorities Teen Girl Killed By DUI Dad In Central PA Crash, Authorities
DUI, Jeremy Leonard, Caused Crash Killing Kamryn Elwood, 19 A 37-year-old dad is behind bars approximately two and a half years after he caused a crash that killed a teenage passenger in his vehicle, the Lancaster County District Attorney's Office announced on Friday, March 1.  Jeremy Leonard of the first block of South Belmont Road in Paradise, was on schedule 1 drugs when he crashed a blue Honda Civic into a tree in the first block of Corner Ketch Road in Paradise Township at approximately 8:16 p.m. on July 13, 2021 — killing Kamryn Darlene Elwood, authorities detailed in several releases over the years since the crash.  …
PA Child Rapist Who Hid Ex-GF's Daughter's Body In Freezer Sentenced: DA PA Child Rapist Who Hid Ex-GF's Daughter's Body In Freezer Sentenced: DA
Jason Shackelford Gets Sentenced For Killing Elaina Smith A 40-year-old registered sex offender has admitted to raping his ex-girlfriend and her daughter before killing the 12-year-old and hiding her body in a freezer, the Lancaster County District Attorney's Office announced on Friday, March. 1.  Jason Shackelford, of the 500 block of Avenue H in Columbia, PA, "admitted guilt on charges of first-degree murder, rape of a child, two counts of rape, three counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, four counts of sexual assault, and strangulation," the DA stated in the release.  Elaina Smith of Columbia Borough was raped, strang…
Schuylkill County Man, 33, Dies Under Bridge In Harrisburg: Officials Schuylkill County Man, 33, Dies Under Bridge In Harrisburg: Officials
Schuylkill County Man, 33, Dies Under Bridge In Harrisburg: Officials A 33-year-old man who was a beloved big brother was found dead under a bridge in Harrisburg, county officials announced on Friday, March 1. Collin Weller was an Orwigsburg native who previously lived in Kutztown and Pottsville, according to his social media. He had been experiencing homelessness and ended up in Harrisburg at some point over the last five years. He was found dead beneath the underpass at Paxton and Cameron streets in the city on Tuesday, Feb. 27, according to the Dauphin County Coroner's Office. His cause of death "was complications of hypothermia," as stated in the release.…
Penn State Grad, 31, Dies Snowmobiling In Vermont Penn State Grad, 31, Dies Snowmobiling In Vermont
Penn State Grad, 31, Dies Snowmobiling In Vermont An Ocean County man was killed in a snowmobiling accident near a popular Vermont ski area, according to his obituary. Matthew Morris of Point Pleasant Beach died from his injuries on Tuesday, Feb. 20 while snowmobiling near Stratton Mountain Resort, his obituary said. He was 31 years old. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Matt (@captmateo) Winhall's police chief said Morris's snowmobile crashed into trees and rocks, as reported by NJ Advance Media. Daily Voice has reached out to the Vermont town's police department for confirmation…
Automotive Enthusiast Killed In DUI Crash, Pennsylvania State Police Say Automotive Enthusiast Killed In DUI Crash, Pennsylvania State Police Say
Automotive Enthusiast Killed In DUI Crash, Pennsylvania State Police Say A 36-year-old man has died at the scene of a crash on Route 341, Pennsylvania State Police announced on Tuesday.  Jordan T. Mushinski of Grantville was pronounced dead in the 3500 block of Route 341/Colebrook Road in Conewago Township at 10:12 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 26, investigating Trooper Matthew Condrad detailed in the release on Feb. 27.  Mushinski had been driving his 2002 Toyota Tacoma east "when he failed to negotiate a slight left turn" and that's when he side-swiped a tree, struck a utility pole — flipping the truck onto the driver's side —  hit a …
Professional Court Jester From York Killed By Cancer Complications In Texas Professional Court Jester From York Killed By Cancer Complications In Texas
Professional Court Jester From York Killed By Cancer Complications In Texas A Pennsylvania native, and professional court jester who worked the Renaissance Faire circuit across the US, has died after battling cancer, so her community is coming to Pennsylvania to celebrate her life on Saturday, Feb. 24.  Tara Lynn Forbes Reed known to many by her jester name "Ima Nutte" passed away from complications of metastasis from her stage four lung cancer on Thursday, Jan. 25, according to her obituary.    Tara was known for her performances with her husband, Marquise or Mark, and 5 of their 8 dogs, as explained in her obituary. The pair of jesters worked the c…
York County Prison Inmate 'Full Of Life' Killed By Medical Complications York County Prison Inmate 'Full Of Life' Killed By Medical Complications
York County Prison Inmate 'Full Of Life' Killed By Medical Complications A diehard KISS fan died suddenly from an unknown medical issue at a Pennsylvania Prison on Tuesday.  Todd Sidesinger, 56 of the first block of North Hartman Street, York City, was pronounced at UPMC Memorial Hospital at 7:47 a..m. on Feb. 20, Coroner Pam Gay detailed in a release late that night.  Deputy Coroner Molly York is investigating and certified his death. Per Prison protocol, the Pennsylvania State Police are also investigating his death.  Regarding Sidesinger's death, the coroner's office made the following statement: "Sidesinger began having some medical-rel…
School Names Mom, Daughter Killed By Apparent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning School Names Mom, Daughter Killed By Apparent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
School Names Mom, Daughter Killed By Apparent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning School officials have named two of the three family members who died in an apparent carbon monoxide poisoning incident in Northeast Philadelphia this week.  They were mother and daughter Maricel Martinez, 47, and Angelina Cardona, 12, said Saint Albert the Great Catholic School of Huntingdon Valley in a statement.  "Our Hearts are broken as we try to cope with the loss of our wonderful teacher and friend as well as her sweet daughter, a student in our 5th grade," administrators wrote.  "Mrs. Martinez, we will always remember your kindness and confidence exhibited in you…
HS Student ID'd After Fatal Shooting In Harrisburg: Coroner HS Student ID'd After Fatal Shooting In Harrisburg: Coroner
HS Student ID'd After Fatal Shooting In Harrisburg: Coroner A Harrisburg High School student has been identified by his family and the coroner as the juvenile shot dead on Friday. Torray "Umpie" Eden previous of East Pennsboro, Enola, was shot in the 1800 block of Market Street at 10:15 p.m., on Feb. 9 according to the Harrisburg Police and the Dauphin County Coroner's Office. Arriving officers found Umpie suffering from a single gunshot wound and took him to the local hospital, according to the police.  Umpie had suffered a gunshot to the chest and died at 11:11 p.m. at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dauphin County Officials told Daily Vo…
PA 911 Operator, Kaitlynn Beatty, 20, Killed In Crash: State Police PA 911 Operator, Kaitlynn Beatty, 20, Killed In Crash: State Police
PA 911 Operator, Kaitlynn Beatty, 20, Killed In Crash: State Police A three-vehicle crash has left a 911 operator dead, authorities explained in the days following her sudden passing.  Kaitlynn Elizabeth Beatty, 20 of Irwin, was killed in a three-vehicle crash along Glades Pike/Route 31, west of Tree Army Road in Jefferson Township on Jan. 30, as detailed in the Pennsylvania State Police report.  Kaitlynn died at the scene, PSP Trooper Christopher Allen Explained. She had been on her way home from work at Somerset County 911.  She was a Pittsburgh native who had turned 20 years old just 15 days before the crash, according to her obituar…
PA Dad Of 3 Dies Suddenly From Flu Complications, Fund Says PA Dad Of 3 Dies Suddenly From Flu Complications, Fund Says
PA Dad Of 3 Dies Suddenly From Flu Complications, Fund Says Support is on the rise for a York mom and three children after the family lost their patriarch unexpectedly. According to a GoFundMe for Lindsey Markey, Dan Martin — her fiance — died Sunday, Feb. 3 due to complications of the flu and an upper respiratory infection.  Martin leaves behind children Royce, 8, Ryker, 6, and Lennon, 3. "No one prepares you for something like this," Lindsey wrote on Facebook. "I’m still trying to wrap my head around everything, and trying to get pass the traumatic events that took place yesterday.💔 "I want everyone to know that Dan was a good man! He …
Support Swells After PSU Student Amanda Magenheim Dies Of Asthma Attack Support Swells After PSU Student Amanda Magenheim Dies Of Asthma Attack
Support Swells After PSU Student Amanda Magenheim Dies Of Asthma Attack Amanda Nicole Magenheim, a student at Penn State University and a native of Livingston, NJ, died on Friday, Jan. 12 after suffering a severe asthma attack at the age of 21, according to a fundraiser set up to support her family. A devoted Nittany Lion, Magenheim made the Dean's List every semester and dreamed of becoming an occupational therapist, according to her obituary. She is survived by her parents, Donna and Sanford, her sisters, Alyssa and Erica, and numerous other family members and friends, her obituary reads. I wanted to convey my gratitude for all the love, support, pra…
New Freedom Man ID'd After Crash Just Over One Mile From His Home: Coroner New Freedom Man ID'd After Crash Just Over One Mile From His Home: Coroner
New Freedom Man ID'd After Crash Just Over One Mile From His Home: Coroner A 36-year-old man killed in a two-vehicle crash early Tuesday morning has been identified by the York County Coroner's Office on Thursday evening.  Joshua M. Ambrose, of the 2500 block of Smith Mill Road, Shrewsbury Township was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash at 1:07 a.m., Feb. 6 Coroner Pam Gay detailed in the updated release.  The York County Coroner was called to a "single fatality after a two-vehicle crash" at 3852 Steltz Road in Shrewsbury Township, New Freedom at 12:06 a.m., Gay explained in the initial release.  The distance between Ambrose's home and the sce…
Montco Woman Fatally Struck By Own Car, Coroner Says Montco Woman Fatally Struck By Own Car, Coroner Says
Montco Woman Fatally Struck By Own Car, Coroner Says A Montgomery County woman has died after she was accidentally struck by her own car in Catasauqua on Sunday night, Feb. 4, according to officials.  Santosh Gupta-Bala, 64, of Blue Bell, was taking items from the trunk when her car began to roll backward, said the Lehigh County Coroner's Office. She tried to get back into the car but fell underneath and was hit, authorities said. It happened on the 900 block of Bridge Court around 6:30 p.m., said Coroner Daniel A. Buglio.  Gupta-Bala was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg where she died from multiple traumatic injuries, Bu…
Details Released About Mom Killed In Head-On Dump Truck Crash In Mercersburg (UPDATE) Details Released About Mom Killed In Head-On Dump Truck Crash In Mercersburg (UPDATE)
Details Released About Mom Killed In Head-On Dump Truck Crash In Mercersburg (Update) Details about a local mom killed in a Franklin County dump truck crash on Tuesday, Jan. 30, have been released. Angel M. Rife (Peiffer), 49, of Mercersburg, died at the scene of a head-on crash into a 2006 Peterbilt 357 dump truck at 10148 Welsh Run Road/PA 995 in Montgomery Township, Mercersburg near Greencastle on Jan. 30, PSP Chambersburg Trooper Kevin Rhodes detailed in a follow-up release that evening.  **Scroll Down For More Details About Rife** Trooper Megan Frazer explained that first responders were initially called to the multi-vehicle crash between Bradley and Montgomery Ch…
Penn State Alumna, Preschool Teacher, Grad Student Killed By Rare Brain Disease Penn State Alumna, Preschool Teacher, Grad Student Killed By Rare Brain Disease
Penn State Alumna, Preschool Teacher, Grad Student Killed By Rare Brain Disease A 30-year-old former preschool teacher in her final year of graduate school has died of a rare brain disease possibly caused by a severe autoimmune disease, her family says.  Jennafer Alayna-Lee Palmer, a Harrisburg native, passed away at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center on Friday, Jan. 19, according to her obituary.  "She had Encephalitis, which is the swelling of the brain," her sister Jhayda Washington wrote on a GoFundMe fundraising campaign page launched to cover her final expenses. Jhayda noted that Jennafer had been suffering from a terrible case of rheumatoid arthritis.  …
Motorcyclist Struck Dead ID'd As US Military Veteran, Chambersburg Dad: PSP Motorcyclist Struck Dead ID'd As US Military Veteran, Chambersburg Dad: PSP
Motorcyclist Struck Dead ID'd As US Military Veteran, Chambersburg Dad: PSP A 44-year-old Chambersburg dad and US Military veteran died two days after his 24th wedding anniversary,  after being tossed off his motorcycle and "run over" on Friday, Pennsylvania State Police said and social media posts detail.  JT Berger was riding west on Lincoln Highway in Guilford Township when he had a green light and entered the intersection at Ragged Edge Road — striking a 32-year-old Maryland woman's 2016 Chrysler 200 making a right turn at a red light onto Lincoln Highway around 2:37 p.m., Jan. 26, state police detailed in a release.  The police noted that Berger switched from …
Dauphin County Dad Crushed To Death By 'Hundreds Of Pounds Of Steel' OSHA Investigating Dauphin County Dad Crushed To Death By 'Hundreds Of Pounds Of Steel' OSHA Investigating
Dauphin County Dad Crushed To Death By 'Hundreds Of Pounds Of Steel' Osha Investigating A father and local business owner was crushed to death but not at his own business, Pennsylvania State Police explained to Daily Voice on Thursday, Jan. 18.  Jordan Dallas Zimmerman of Lewisburg, Lykens Township, was crushed by falling steel at Dryhill Manufacturing, located on North Crossroads Road, Trooper Kelly Abati told us.   PSP was called to the scene to investigate around 9:20 a.m. on Monday after, "A piece of steel weighing several hundred pounds crushed him," Trooper Abati said.  The 31-year-old died from a traumatic brain injury at 11 a.m. on Jan, 15, ac…
'On Ice In Heaven:' Hardcore Philly Flyers Fan Gregory Collier Of Haddon Township Dies, 44 'On Ice In Heaven:' Hardcore Philly Flyers Fan Gregory Collier Of Haddon Township Dies, 44
'On Ice In Heaven:' Hardcore Philly Flyers Fan Gregory Collier Of Haddon Township Dies, 44 Major Philadelphia Flyers fan Gregory Brian Collier of Haddon Township died. He was 44 years old, according to an obituary published by Healey Funeral Home. Family and friends were invited to wear the professional hockey team's orange and black colors at his Saturday, Jan. 6 visitation and prayer service. And according to his mother, Peggy Collier, "almost everybody did." Greg died on Dec. 30, 2023, at Samaritan Hospice in Voorhees after a long illness. He suffered from Myotonic Dystrophy. Greg's main passion was the Philadelphia Flyers: "He always cheered on the Orange and …
Melvin Kling, 99, Decorated WWII Vet, Penn State Fan From Pennsauken Went To Hundreds Of Games Melvin Kling, 99, Decorated WWII Vet, Penn State Fan From Pennsauken Went To Hundreds Of Games
Melvin Kling, 99, Decorated WWII Vet, Penn State Fan From Pennsauken Went To Hundreds Of Games Melvin E. Kling, formerly of Pennsauken, New Jersey and the Harrisburg area in Pennsylvania, died on Christmas, a month shy of his 100th birthday, according to an obituary by the Alloway Funeral Home. He was a highly-decorated veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army in Europe as well as the Korean War, where he was a commanding officer of a 101st Airborne company. He was a huge fan of the Penn State Nittany Lions. Mel had estimated he traveled to 200 to 300 Penn State football games, both home and away, his obituary said. Mel was born in Harrisburg, PA, on Jan. 22, 1924, whe…
Reading Dad Dies Of Cancer On Christmas Day Reading Dad Dies Of Cancer On Christmas Day
Reading Dad Dies Of Cancer On Christmas Day A father of six died on Christmas after a five-year-long battle against cancer, according to his family. Ricardo "Kiko" or "Ricky" Ralat Jr. "passed unexpectedly on Christmas morning from cancer," his wife's coworker Elijah Pokrop wrote on a GoFundMe campaign he launched to give Kiko a "proper burial in such unexpected times." The 39-year-old had been fighting stage four metastatic cancers of the colon, lymph nodes, and lungs since 2018, according to a previous GoFundMe his wife launched when he was newly diagnosed.  He bravely underwent aggressive treatments, and at times t…
Gettysburg College Staff 'Flattened' In Tractor-Trailer Crash: Authorities Gettysburg College Staff 'Flattened' In Tractor-Trailer Crash: Authorities
Gettysburg College Staff 'Flattened' In Tractor-Trailer Crash: Authorities A 35-year-old adjunct professor, college staff member, and Ph.D. student has been identified as the victim of a fatal tractor-trailer crash on Friday, according to the Adams County Coroner's office. Sara Gifford most recently of Dillsburg, died at the scene of the crash in the northbound lanes of Route 15 at the intersection with Bonners Hill Road in Latimore Township, authorities confirmed to Daily Voice.  The crash happened just before 4 p.m. on Dec. 22, according to PennDOT.  A Life Lion helicopter was initially called to the scene and later the coroner's office was called. It…
Mom Killed, Child Hospitalized In Lancaster Christmas Day Crash: Authorities Mom Killed, Child Hospitalized In Lancaster Christmas Day Crash: Authorities
Obituary: Karina Cruz-Camuy Dies In Christmas Day Crash A 27-year-old mom has died following a three-vehicle crash on Christmas Day, the Lancaster County Coroner's office announced the following afternoon.  Karina Cruz-Camuy died at 3:20 p.m. at the scene of the crash on Wabank Road near Rabbit Hill Lane in Lancaster Township, Deputy Chief Coroner Eric Bieber detailed in the release.  The crash happened at 1:03 p.m. on Dec. 25, according to Lancaster County Wide Communications.  The coroner was called to the scene at 3:08 p.m. Cruz was foundo ejected from the front passenger seat with "significant trauma," Bieber said. An autopsy…
US Army Soldier, Chambersburg Native Trenton Benner Dies, 38 US Army Soldier, Chambersburg Native Trenton Benner Dies, 38
US Army Soldier, Chambersburg Native Trenton Benner Dies, 38 Support is surging for the family of Trenton Benner, U.S. Army soldier and Maryland dad of five who died on Tuesday, Dec. 12. Trent, as he was affectionately known, was raised in Chambersburg, PA but lived in Union Bridge, MD and — according to his obituary — had been serving active duty for the Army at the time of his death. Daily Voice has reached out to the US Army for further information on his death and service. More than $3,500 had been raised for Trent's family as of Friday, Dec. 15 on a GoFundMe page. Trent graduated from the Shippensburg Area Senior High School (Class of 200…
Erie Mourns Loss Of Emily Matson (TRIBUTE) Erie Mourns Loss Of Emily Matson (TRIBUTE)
Erie Mourns Loss Of Emily Matson (Tribute) The death of 42-year-old Emily Matson Onderko has spread shock and sadness throughout the Erie community. For nearly two decades, the Erie News Now anchor's face was a familiar one, and her name was a household one in the city. Her sudden death on Monday, Dec. 11 was ruled a suicide, Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook tells Fox News. Matson was purportedly struck by a train in her town of residence, Fairview. While Pennsylvania State Police confirmed a suicide involving a train in the area, they declined to name the victim when Daily Voice inquired. Social media was rife with tribute…
Pennsylvania Mom Of 3 Dies Suddenly At Home, Fund Says Pennsylvania Mom Of 3 Dies Suddenly At Home, Fund Says
Pennsylvania Mom Of 3 Dies Suddenly At Home, Fund Says A 37-year-old Pennsylvania mom of three children under six years old, "passed away suddenly at home on December 5, 2023," according to her obituary. Sara L. (Eline) Shaffer, of Hanover's unexpected passing has left a hole in her family, especially for her six, four, and two-year-old children who "relied heavily on their mother for support, provision, and love," as stated in GoFundMe started by a family friend.  Sara shared 15 years in a loving marriage with Derek E. Shaffer before her untimely passing as detailed in her obituary. She received her "license in cosmetology, her …
Maryland Native Marine Killed In Manure Spreader Crash: York County Coroner Maryland Native Marine Killed In Manure Spreader Crash: York County Coroner
Maryland Native Marine Killed In Manure Spreader Crash: York County Coroner A beloved "Pop pop" has been identified as a York County man who died from injuries sustained when he slammed into a manure spreader, Pennsylvania State Police told Daily Voice on Thursday, Dec. 14. Lester Carl Stewart, 68, of Fawn Township, was pronounced dead at WellSpan York Hospital at 11:55 p.m. on Dec. 2, as detailed in Coroner Pam Gay's release.  It was foggy and Stewart was not wearing a seatbelt when he struck a tractor towing a manure spreader around 8:45 p.m. on Saturday, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Stewart was going 55 miles per hour when he attempted to pass 19-yea…
Young Marine, 15-Year-Old Bermudian Springs HS Wrestler Jonny Tomasello Dies Young Marine, 15-Year-Old Bermudian Springs HS Wrestler Jonny Tomasello Dies
Young Marine, 15-Year-Old Bermudian Springs HS Wrestler Jonny Tomasello Dies A beloved high school student died at his East Berlin home on Monday, Dec. 4, according to his family.  At the young age of 15 years old, Jonathan “Jonny” “JT” M. Tomasello, had already worn many uniforms. He was a Young Marine, a football player, a wrestler, he ran both track and cross-country, and he dreamed of dawning another uniform one day as a pilot in the US Air Force, as detailed in his obituary.  The Camp Hill native was a student at Bermudian Springs High School where he shared his amazing voice and hoped to one day perform in a school musical, his family explained in hi…
'I Just Shot Her' PA Shooter Confesses To Killing Local Mom On Birthday: DA 'I Just Shot Her' PA Shooter Confesses To Killing Local Mom On Birthday: DA
'I Just Shot Her' PA Shooter Confesses To Killing Local Mom On Birthday: DA A Shippensburg woman initially confessed to her girlfriend and sister, but now – on the victim's birthday – she has pleaded guilty in front of a judge to shooting a 48-year-old mother of two, the Cumberland County District Attorney's office announced on Friday.  Breanna Black, 34 entered guilty pleas to "Criminal Homicide – Murder of the Third Degree and Persons Not to Possess a Firearm in front of the Honorable Jessica E. Brewbaker," on Dec. 8, the DA said. She was immediately sentenced to serve 30 to 60 years in a state correctional institution.  The charges …
Penn State Grad, U.S. Army Officer Alyson Garino Dies, 30 (TRIBUTE) Penn State Grad, U.S. Army Officer Alyson Garino Dies, 30 (TRIBUTE)
Penn State Grad, U.S. Army Officer Alyson Garino Dies, 30 (Tribute) Alyson Garino, a Bergen County native and highly-respected First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, died on Dec. 2, 2023. She was 30 years old. A graduate of Immaculate Heart Academy, Alyson went on to attend Penn State University, State College, and graduated with honors in 2015, according to her obituary on the Becker Funeral Home website. A Schreyer Scholar, she majored in English and minored in Military Studies. A distinguished military graduate of the ROTC Nittany Lion Battalion, she received the highly respected American Veterans of WWII award. Alyson served with distinction as a First Lieu…
Mennonite Toddler ID'd After Fatal Train Strike In Central PA Mennonite Toddler ID'd After Fatal Train Strike In Central PA
Mennonite Toddler ID'd After Fatal Train Strike In Central PA A 15-months and 14-days-old boy has been identified after being struck by a Norfolk Southen Train on Thursday. Landis Sensenig Newswanger was hit by a Norfolk Southern train running along the tracks in his backyard in the 400 block of West Main Street, South Newton Township, Cumberland County at 10:04 a.m. on Dec. 7, according to state police and later identified in his obituary.   Landis was taken to Carlisle Hospital where they were pronounced dead, Cumberland County Coroner Charles Hall told Daily Voice.  His autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 12, Hall said. …