Derick A. Gonder killed in Antrim crash Sunday

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

A Chambersburg man was killed when he was thrown from a vehicle during a crash in Antrim Township early Sunday.

Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner identified the deceased Monday afternoon as Derick A. Gonder, 22. Conner reported that Gonder was  pronounced dead at York Trauma Center at 4:54 a.m. Sunday. An autopsy is scheduled Tuesday in Allentown. Conner said Gonder was a passenger in a 2009 Honda Civic which Pennsylvania State Police reported was being driving by Marlin Brown, 25, of Greencastle, at a high rate of speed north on Leitersburg Road.

Police said Brown lost control of the vehicle, crossed the road and struck a telephone pole near the intersection with Grindstone Hill Road at 3:10 a.m. There was major damage to the passenger side of the vehicle, according to police. Police said Gonder had to be cut from the vehicle by personnel from the Rescue Hose Co. and EMS. According to police, Brown was able to get free of the vehicle on his own. He was taken to the Chambersburg Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Gonder was flown to the York Trauma Center following the crash.

Police said both Brown and Gonder were wearing seatbelts. The vehicle was demolished.

The road was closed for about seven hours as investigators reconstructed the crash scene and Allegheny Power replaced the pole.

Police are continuing their investigation.