Car careens into tree, porch in Pa.; 4 die, 1 hurt

December 19, 2010 11:50:32 AM PST
Police say a car ran off the road and through several yards in central Pennsylvania before hitting a tree and the porch of a house, killing four people. The crash happened shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday in a mostly residential section of Chambersburg.

Authorities say four people died in the crash. A girl was airlifted to Penn State Hershey Medical Center, where she was in critical condition Sunday morning.

A man who identified himself as the owner of the home but declined to give his name told The Associated Press that no one inside the house was hurt. He says the car "hit a tree and then split in half."

Sgt. Matthew Cody of the Chambersburg Police Department says the county coroner will release the names of the victims after notifying their relatives. An accident reconstruction team is investigating.