Child thrown from vehicle during crash in Antrim Township

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

A 6-year-old Chambersburg child was ejected during a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 16 and Hill Road in Antrim Township Saturday evening.

Pennsylvania State Police said the child was flown by Life Lion helicopter to Hershey Medical Center following the 8:06 p.m. crash that sent three other people to area hospitals.

According to police reports, Justin A. Shytle, 33, of Chambersburg was attempting to pull out of Lizzy’s Ice Cream parking lot, cross Route 16 and continue south on Hill Road. Police said Shytle pulled into the path of a vehicle traveling west on Route 16 driven by Heather R. Young, 22, of Greencastle. The right rear quarter panel on the Shytle vehicle struck the front bumper of the Young vehicle, according to police.

The 6-year-old was a passenger in the Shytle vehicle. Police said his condition at Hershey is unknown. Shytle and a 15-year-old passenger from Chambersburg were taken to Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Md. Another passenger, Tammy M. Shytle, 31, of Chambersburg was checked by emergency medical personnel on the scene. Young was transported to Chambersburg Hospital. No conditions of any of the injured were available.

In addition to Rescue Hose Co. No. 1 emergency services and Life Lion, MMP&W emergency crews assisted at the scene.