Ryan Robinson. From LancasterOnline. Posted on September 21, 2016. Original article.
The 2-year-old Ephrata girl who died after being pinned against a barn by a minivan has been identified.
She was Andrea Zimmerman, of Pleasant Valley Road, West Earl Township police Chief Brian Brandt said Wednesday.
The girl’s aunt, 23-year-old Grace Martin of Terre Hill, was driving a Dodge Caravan when it “somehow went forward and struck the girl on the farm in the 300 block of South Farmersville Road, he said.
Initial reports after the 10:15 a.m. incident indicated the girl was pinned between the vehicle and a barn. She was no longer pinned when officers arrived, Brandt said. Martin and Zimmerman were visiting family members at the farm.
Helicopters could not fly the girl to a hospital due to fog, Brandt said. At 10:40 a.m., an ambulance took her to Lancaster General Hospital, arriving 17 minutes later. She was pronounced dead at the hospital at 11:14 a.m.
No one else was injured.
On Nov. 14, a 19-month-old baby was struck and killed by a skid loader on her family’s farm in the same block as Tuesday’s incident.