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Middletown man, baby killed in Interstate 83 crash on Friday

Posted 10/14/18

Two Middletown residents, including an 18-month-old girl, were killed Friday in a crash on Interstate 83 northbound near Union Deposit Road that involved 11 vehicles. 

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Middletown man, baby killed in Interstate 83 crash on Friday

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Two Middletown residents, including an 18-month-old girl, were killed Friday in a crash on Interstate 83 northbound near Union Deposit Road that involved 11 vehicles. 

The State Police reported that Zachary Lybrand, 24, of Middletown, along with the baby, died. Also killed was Ethan Van Bochoven, 22, of Pompton Plains, New Jersey. 

According to his Facebook page, Lybrand was a debt collector at Penn Credit Corp. He had studied at HACC and originally was from Carlisle, where he went to high school.

VanBochoven was a senior at Messiah College. 

The crash occurred as vehicles were slowing or stopped for unknown reasons. The tractor-trailer failed to stop and struck the vehicles in the left/center lane, State Police reported.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was Jack Edward Satterfield III, 29, of McComb, Mississippi, according to State Police. He is a driver for Green Tree Logistics. 

Satterfield was taken into custody and booked at Dauphin County Prison. Bail was denied.

Charges include accidents involving death or personal injury, and accidents involving death or personal injury while not properly licensed – three counts for each offense. Additionally, he is charged with homicide by vehicle, homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, and DUI-general impairment. 

Seven others were taken to a local hospital for nonlife-threatening injuries. 

Interstate 83 was closed until 4 a.m. for the State Police reconstruction investigation.

This is an ongoing investigation, State Police said.

“It is with deep sadness that we share with the Messiah College community that senior Ethan Van Bochoven passed away tragically in an automobile accident last evening,” the college stated in its Facebook page. 

He was a music major with a commercial music concentration and was active in the Messiah College worship community, serving in the Powerhouse Band and as a member of the Messiah College Symphony Orchestra. He also served as the manager of the men’s lacrosse team for two years. 

Messiah is holding a time of remembrance and prayer open to all students and staff on from 8 to 11 p.m. Sunday in Parmer Hall. Counselors and Messiah pastors will be available Sunday evening and through the week.