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NORTHERN YORK COUNTY, Penn. - Three Northern York County Regional police officers were reconstructing a fatal crash this morning when one officer was struck and killed, officials said.
The officer was hit by a 2006 Saturn Vue while setting up equipment to map out Sunday's crash. The impact knocked the officer over a guardrail and down a wooded incline. The officer died instantly, officials said.
Joanna Siebert, 37, of Dillsburg, was driving the vehicle that struck the officer. She was taken to an area hospital for observation, officials said.
The police department the officer is affiliated with has not been released. Authorities are working to notify the officer's family, a state police spokesman said.
"When something like this happens, it hits us all hard," Pennsylvania State Police public information officer Karl Schmidhammer said.
The collision was reported before 9:30 a.m. in the southbound lanes of Route 15 near Clear Springs Road in Franklin Township.
Authorities said the officer was pronounced dead at the scene.
More than a mile section of the southbound lanes of Route 15 has been closed while officials investigate the fatal collision.
The Northern York County Regional Police officer was killed about a half mile from where Twila Martin, 45, of County Line Road, was killed in crash Sunday.
Six others were also injured in the fatal crash.
The area where the fatal crash and today's traffic death happened is covered by Northern York
County Regional Police. Pennsylvania State Police is in charge of investigating today's death.
Traffic is being diverted from Route 15 South to Capitol Hill Road for several hours, police at the scene said.
So far this year, four Pennsylvania police officers have died in the line of duty, according to the Officer Down Memorial Web site.

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