4 Amish relatives die in van crash after funeral

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Posted: Nov 11, 2014 12:01 PM

AIRVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Four members of an Amish family are dead after their hired van was struck by a cement truck as they traveled home from a funeral in central Pennsylvania.

The York County coroner's office says 22-year-old Elizabeth Esh was pronounced dead Tuesday, a day after she delivered a stillborn boy.

Her relatives Emmanuel Esh and Melvin Esh were pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck Monday in rural southeastern York County.

State police say the victims were passengers in a van operated by 49-year-old Connie Lally. It turned into the path of a concrete truck driven by 60-year-old John Ehrhart, which then struck a third vehicle.

The coroner's office says the two men are brothers and related to Elizabeth Esh by marriage. Autopsies will be performed on the three, plus the baby.

The van had three other occupants.