Teen dies from injuries sustained in Mandata crash
HERSHEY — A Trevorton woman passed away early Wednesday morning, succumbing to injuries she suffered during a one-vehicle accident in Mandata Tuesday afternoon.
Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick reported Wednesday Kayla Miller, 18, passed away at 3:35 a.m. at Hershey Medical Center, where she was flown after the 12:29 p.m. crash on Route 225.
Hetrick said the manner of death was accidental, caused by a closed head injury following a motor vehicle collision.
State police at Stonington said Miller was traveling north on Route 225 in a 2002 Ford Focus when she lost control of the vehicle. The Focus then partially left the roadway and re-entered the northbound lane before crossing the southbound lane and leaving the roadway a second time. The vehicle went airborne and struck two trees. Miller was extricated and transported by helicopter to the Dauphin County facility.
Line Mountain superintendent Dave Campbell said Miller was a senior at Line Mountain High School and had just transferred from Shikellamy High School. Campbell said counselors were at the school Wednesday to help students and staff members and will be on hand as long as necessary.
“We will wait for the family to make funeral arrangements and help to accommodate those that want to attend,” Campbell said Wednesday. “If there is anything that can be done to help the family in their time of need, the district will make the appropriate resources available to them,” he said.