Investigators are still trying to find out what caused a man to crash his van into three people,
two of whom were riding motorcycles, before wrecking his vehicle in a graveyard on Wednesday.
The wrecks happened along a six-mile stretch of state Route 158, 10TV's Tanisha Mallet
Steve Bartlett said he was sitting outside a drive-in at the corner of S.R. 158 and Columbus
Street in Lancaster when he saw the driver of the van lose control and crash into a graveyard.
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"It almost hit everybody's vehicle up there," Bartlett said. "I ran down there and saw an
individual inside the van and I crawled over top of him to pull the key out."
The van had flipped onto its top and landed on top of a tombstone, Mallett reported.
Bartlett said at first he thought the unidentified driver of the van had only struck a pickup
down the road. Then, he said, he saw a man lying in the road.
Lancaster police Officer Kirk Cressley said the man was standing near the pickup when he was hit
by the van.
Before that man was hit, the driver of the van struck Victoria Fisher, 60, who was riding a
motorcycle along S.R. 158 near Gender Road, investigators said.
And before that, police said, the driver hit another motorcyclist, identified as Fred McClung
II, 43, Mallett reported.
Both motorcyclists and the man who was struck near the pickup were taken to hospitals with
The van's driver was later identified as William Solomon. Police did not elaborate on what
may have caused him to hit the three people.
The crashes remained under investigation. No charges have been filed.
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