TribLIVE

| State


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Van carrying clowns crashes in York, 1 clown hurt

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, 4:48 p.m.
 

YORK, Pa. — Good thing they weren't crammed in a clown car.

Police said a minivan with two clowns inside crashed outside the York Fair around 6 p.m. Wednesday when the driver missed the entrance and collided with an SUV while making a U-turn.

The minivan was also pulling a trailer with a clown car.

Police said the driver, 83-year-old James Billingsley of York, also known as “Dimples the Clown,” suffered a minor bump on the head. His passenger clown, 77-year-old Norman Clouser of York, was unhurt.

Police said “Dimples” was wearing clown shoes but the oversized footwear apparently didn't play a role in the crash.

West York Borough police Sgt. Brad Thomas said both vehicles had to be towed. He didn't know if the clowns ever made it to the fair.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Pennsylvania

  1. Ohio woman shot to death nearly 3 days before police find body in Neshannock home
  2. Pennsylvania legislative leader Costa blasts suggestion of session before Wolf sworn in as governor
  3. Academic ‘redshirting’ a kindergarten year parental worry
  4. Kane’s office backtracks on prosecution in email scandal
  5. Pa. high court stops closure of health centers
  6. Obama’s climate plan unfair to Pennsylvania, Casey says
  7. Newsmaker: Jacqueline Coplen
  8. ‘Consolidation’ might be the word for some shale companies
  9. Cold sets record high of 21 for Nov. 18
  10. Paterno ‘probably’ shouldn’t have been fired, Corbett says
  11. PSU chief to review Freeh report on Sandusky scandal
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.