Dover Area High School teen dies after weekend crash, coroner says

A 16-year-old girl died Saturday from injuries she sustained in a two-vehicle crash hours earlier in Dover Township, according to the York County Coroner’s Office.

Autumn Short of Dover Township died Saturday evening at WellSpan York Hospital, the coroner said.

An autopsy is planned for Tuesday morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital.

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Short was riding in the front passenger seat of the vehicle when it crashed, the coroner said. The wreck happened around 3:18 p.m. in the area of the 1500 block of East Canal and Fox Run roads.

She was taken to York Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries despite life-saving measures, the coroner said.

She was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, the coroner said.

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Northern York County Regional Police are investigating.

Dover Area School District issued a statement over the weekend.

“It is with great sadness that we must inform you that we have lost a member of our school family,” the district said in a statement. “An 11th-grade student at the High School passed away yesterday in a tragic car accident.”

The district’s crisis team is working to help students and staff manage their feelings of shock and loss, and counselors will be available in the district this week, the statement says.

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