Car into building in Salisbury Township

A car crashed into a garage and horse barn in the 5200 block of Newport Road in the Gap area of Salisbury Township Thursday.

A car trying to pass another vehicle in eastern Lancaster County struck a horse barn and garage, and overturned onto its roof on Thursday, a fire official said.

It happened shortly before 10:30 a.m. in the 5200 block of Newport Road  (Route 772) at Hensel Road in Salisbury Township, Gap Fire Chief Troy Wenger said.

The driver got out of the car by himself and was not injured. Wenger did not know the driver’s name. No one was in the horse barn or garage when the buildings were struck.

Damage is estimated at $5,000 to $8,000 to the buildings, Wenger said. The homeowner shored up the buildings Thursday.

No collapse team was needed. The county’s collapse team responded to another vehicle crash into a building in Lancaster Township a half hour after the Salisbury Township wreck.

Newport Road was limited to one lane until reopening to traffic at 11:15 a.m., Wenger said. State police are investigating.

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