2008-10-23 / Local & State

Crash Kills County Native


A former Fulton County resident sustained fatal injuries when her vehicle collided with a sport utility vehicle hauling a family of six in York County over the weekend.

According to reports from the Northern York County Regional Police Force, 45-year-old Twila K. Martin of County Line Road, York Springs, was pronounced dead at the scene immediately following the Sunday, October 19, 4:15 p.m. accident.

She is the daughter of Avon and Tressa DeShong of Harrisonville.

Martin, police related, attempted to cross Route 15 near the intersection of Clearsprings Road when her vehicle was struck by a southbound 1997 Ford Explorer. The Explorer was operated by 43-year-old Shippensburg resident Matthew Laughman, who was transporting his wife, Marie, 43, and four additional people. All six individuals were treated and have since been released from Hershey Medical Center.

The crash caused approximately two to three miles of Route 15 to be shut down to motorists for several hours Sunday afternoon.

In addition to her parents, Martin is survived by her husband, John J. Martin Jr., and daughters Kaeleen and Tina Martin.

Martin's obituary can be found on page B3 of the "News."

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