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Thursday Crash snarls traffic

By Erin Smith

A crash on West Broad Street near the Elizabethtown Town Hall on Thursday afternoon snarled traffic for the evening commute home. Traffic was rerouted temporarily from West Broad Street onto Morehead Street while the crash site was cleaned up, according to the Elizabethtown Police Department.

According to the Elizabethtown Police Department report, Eric Rashid Willis of Elizabethtown was driving a 2016 Fiat west on West Broad Street. A 2018 Audi driven by Beatriz Pantaleon of Elizabethtown was stopped in the travel lane on West Broad Street.

Willis’ Fiat struck Pantaleon’s vehicle in the rear, according to the report.

Lt. Mark McMichael said two children in Pantaleon’s vehicle were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Willis was charged with operating a motor vehicle on a street or highway without decreasing speed as necessary to avoid colliding with a vehicle.

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