The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


March 14, 2013

Two die in Perry County crash on Route 322

NEWPORT — A Liverpool man and a Mifflin man were two drivers killed in the wrong-way crash in Perry County on Tuesday.

Police released the names of the drivers involved on Wednesday.

Jason R. Madden, 31, of Liverpool, and Keith A, Kerlin, 42, of Mifflin ,were both pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Route 322 in early morning hours Tuesday.

State police at Newport reported the accident occurred at 1:08 a.m. on Route 322 eastbound in Greenwood Township, about two miles west of the Newport exit.

Police said Madden was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes when his vehicle collided with another vehicle head-on, which was driven by Kerlin, causing the crash that killed both drivers.

Madden’s vehicle went into the median, rolled onto its roof, then caught fire with him still inside, police said. Kerlin was ejected from his vehicle, police said.

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