Route 23 and Snake Hill Road crash

Four people were taken to the hospital after their car crashed along Route 23 near Snake Hill Road in Upper Leacock Township Friday morning.

“Extreme” speed was a factor in a one-car crash on Route 23 that sent four young people to the hospital early Friday, police said.

Two passengers were critically injured in the wreck east of Snake Hill Road near the Worship Center in Upper Leacock Township, East Lampeter Township police Lt. Robin Weaver said Tuesday.

Delaney J. Hertzog,  18, of Lititz, was listed on Wednesday afternoon in good condition at Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia, where she had been flown by helicopter.

She was ejected and was the only one not wearing her seat belt.

The front seat passenger, Dwayne D. Constant, 21, of Leola, is in serious condition at LGH, the lieutenant said. Melanie N. Boyle, 18, of Waverly Avenue in Manheim Township, was treated for her serious injuries and later released from the hospital.

The driver, Alexis Manuel Felix, 20, of Leola, suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital as a precaution, Weaver said.

“He was driving eastbound at an extreme rate of speed,” Weaver said. “It was obviously a factor in the wreck.”

Felix at around 1:20 a.m. lost control at a left curve of New Holland Pike and the 2004 BMW 325xi went off the right side of the road, Weaver said. It shot back across the roadway and struck a tree and fence on the other side of the road, spinning the car around. It stopped several hundred feet from the initial impact.

“It has been the scene of accidents before,” Weaver said of the left curve.

Boyle and Constant were trapped in the wreckage, Weaver said.

Firefighters removed a back door on the driver’s side, a door post and the roof of the car to free them in about 15 minutes, Upper Leacock Fire Deputy Chief Kurt Gehman previously reported.

Charges may be filed in the crash next week, Weaver said.

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