Two people died in a head-on collision between a motorcycle and a car in the southbound lanes of I-99 between the Cessna and turnpike exits Monday.
State police at Bedford said a car driven by Dorothy Ann Lindemuth, 79, of Brockway was traveling north in the southbound lanes and hit the motorcycle.Killed were Christopher Lee Lape, 36, and Connie Lynn Feathers, 32, both of Osterburg. State police at Bedford said neither were wearing helmets.A medical helicopter was called to assist with the transportation of at least one individual.
Traffic was backed up for nearly a mile, eventually being detoured on Route 56 at the Cessna exit. Drivers and passengers were peering around vehicles to see the accident scene ahead. Nearly all of the cars were parked. Some drivers turned around in the center median.
Jim Weyant, of New Paris had just gotten on the interstate at exit 3 on his way to get some food when he came across the accident scene, just seconds after the collision took place.
"The car was still moving," Weyant said. "[It] was coming toward me."
It was already too late by the time Weyant realized what had happened. He parked his car to the side of the road and surveyed the scene.
"I was pretty sure that was a dead body there," Weyant said, motioning toward the road. "It was all over then."
Bedford Volunteer Fire Department and Bedford Ambulance were assisted by Pennsylvania State Police.Further information was not available at press time. Messages left with the Bedford Volunteer Fire Department were not returned Monday evening.