Serious crash injures 2013 Ephrata HS grad

By on January 27, 2015

Police suspect speed may have factored into the serious crash – involving a 2013 Ephrata High School graduate – along a sharp curve in Earl Township (Crash photos by Kirk Neidermyer).

A 2013 Ephrata High School graduate  remains hospitalized following a one-car crash early Sunday morning in Earl Township.
Maryna Romarniuk
Maryna Romarniuk, 21, crashed her vehicle into a tree along a sharp turn where Hurst and Martindale roads meet.


Emergency workers freed Romarniuk who was trapped in a mangled Volkswagen following the 3:30 a.m. crash on the 1100 block of Martindale Road, New Holland Police said.

Earl Township Entrapment

Police are still working on the accident report,  Donald L Bowers, New Holland police chief said on Monday. Bowers said it was obvious that speed had played a factor in the crash.

Romarniuk was transported in critical condition to Lancaster General Hospital. A nursing supervisor at LGH Monday night said Romarniuk’s condition had not changed.engine

Bowers said




The extreme impact into a tree dislodged the engine from the crashed Volkswagen. This video offers an idea of how a crash on that road can look.

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Patrick Burns is a staff writer for The Ephrata Review. He welcomes your questions and comments and can be reached at or at 721-4455.

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