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Names of 2 dead after being found shot on highway released

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 11, 2018 3:21 PM
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The Route 322 West exit ramp to Route 72 South April 10, 2018, the day after two men were found shot at the scene of a crash in the area of the ramp at 10:10 p.m. Monday. The two men, both from Reading, are dead, one with a gunshot wound to the chest and a second with a gunshot wound to the shoulder, and police are searching for a man believed to have the left the scene on foot after the crash. (Photo: Merriell Moyer/Lebanon Daily News)


(Cornwall) -- Authorities have released the names of two men pronounced dead after they were found with gunshot wounds following a crash in the midstate.

Cornwall police responded shortly after 10 p.m. Monday and found two Reading men lying in the roadway. One was dead at scene and the other was flown to Penn State Hershey Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said Wednesday that the Lebanon County coroner identified the first victim as 27-year-old Alexis Rafael Perez Garcia, who died of a single gunshot wound.

Police said the Dauphin County coroner's office identified the second victim as 34-year-old Jelson Dejesus Ortiz and said he was killed by two gunshot wounds to the chest.

A third person in the vehicle reported leaving the scene on foot was still being sought.

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