Area man killed in accident

CHESTER – A Hancock County man has been killed as a result of a single motor vehicle accident on Veteran’s Boulevard on Friday.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene along with New Cumberland Ambulance Service, Chester Volunteer Fire Department and Lawrenceville Volunteer Fire Department.

According to reports, William C. Main, 78, of New Cumberland, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was traveling south on Veterans Boulevard near Hilltop Drive in Chester.

“The vehicle lost control on the east side of the street, went over an embankment and collided with a tree,” said Hancock County Sheriff Ralph Fletcher.

Fletcher said it is unknown if weather conditions played a factor in the accident and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.