Franklin Co. PSP Roundup: DUI crash in Fannettsburg involving a tractor trailer, more

14 August 2023- Pennsylvania State Police are investigating yet another retail theft at the Walmart on Lincoln Way East in Chambersburg. Police say that around 11:20am on August 1st, they were alerted to a 47 year old McConnellsburg man who was found on camera footage failing to scan items at the self checkout and trying to leave the store without paying for them. The man, who’s name was not released by Troopers, was charged with retail theft. He’s listed as attempting to steal a case of soda cans, cat food, bottled water, Axe body wash, and a 20 lbs bag of cat litter.

An 8am tractor trailer crash on Fannettsburg Road earlier this summer is being treated as a DUI by PSP Troopers. Police say that an International Harvester AA tractor trailer driven by Matthew A Romine, 37, of Mineral Wells, WV, was on Path Valley Road near the intersection with Fannettsburg Road on July 20th when it tried to make a turn. Romine failed to make the turn and backed up his truck onto someone’s property.

The trailer on Romine’s truck hit a flag pole before Romine ran over a large shrub in the same back yard. Romine then left the scene without making contact with the owner but didn’t get very far before the entire truck became disabled by getting stuck in a ditch. Metal Twp Fire and Ambulance arrived and the vehicle was towed. Romine was then determined to be under the influence of methamphetamine while he was driving.

Troopers are treating another July crash in Franklin County as a DUI, with a 26 year old Hagerstown woman charged following the single vehicle crash. Police say that Tabitha A Wilson of Hagerstown was driving her 2007 Chevy Impala down Hollowell Church Road around 4am on July 8th when she failed to negotiate a curve in the road. Police say that Wilson failed to maintain proper speed and oversteered, causing the car to strike a rock embankment on the West shoulder.

Wilson’s vehicle began to overturn onto its roof before skidding across the roadway upside down. The Impala then struck a utility pole on the shoulder of the roadway before finally stopping.

Wilson exited her vehicle but the car began to catch on fire. Fire Hose 1 of Greencastle put out the vehicle fire and Wilson was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. She has subsequently been charged with DUI with a controlled substance.