Test Drive Ends in Death, Salesman Jailed
The 48-year old was unable to post the $150,000 bail and was subsequently sent to Lancaster County Prison. Both Jensen and his 21-year old son were passengers in a Mitsubishi Lancer driven by Hershey at the time of the 5 p.m. wreck, which took place on South Colebrook Road in East Hempfield Township.
While on the test drive, Hershey told Tyler to pull over so he could show him “how it's done.” Eyewitnesses say he was traveling at speed as fast as 90 mph on a two-lane section of the road when a truck pulled into his path, causing a loss of control that resulted in a collision with an embankment.
The car rolled over several times, throwing Hershey and the elder Jensen, who sustained severe head injuries and died at the scene.
In a statement made by email after the charges were announced, the Jensen family said: "While no words or acts can bring back our father, Jon Christian Jensen, our family deeply appreciates the efforts of the prosecutor's office. We also publicly are thankful to the people — most of them total strangers — who have expressed their heartfelt condolences to our family."
"I can't imagine something worse for someone to go through than to watch your father die," Robert Mongeluzzi, of the firm Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky, said. "To literally try to give him CPR but be unable to do it because of [Chris Jensen's] blood and teeth coming into your own mouth."