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Thanksgiving crash on 113 proves fatal for Pa. woman

(Dec. 5, 2014) At 3 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning, troopers were dispatched to a fatal car crash on 113 in Snow Hill near Blades Road.

According to police, the driver, Robert Tabourn, 62, of Philadelphia drove off the roadway and hit a tree. The impact from the tree rotated the car onto its roof before it landed on all four tires. The Ford Explorer was found in the grassy median with heavy damage and entrapment to the front passenger area when police arrived.

Tabourn was projected into the back seat of the car, where two small children were seated. He was flown to Shock Trauma by helicopter and was treated for a fractured arm. His wife in the front passenger seat, Jhoanna Tabourn, 27, of Philadelphia was pronounced dead on the scene.

The children, ages six and eight, were taken to PRMC where they found the six year-old girl had almost no injuries. On the other hand, her brother was unconscious and fluid was found in his stomach. The boy was flown by helicopter to John Hopkins and the girl was taken by ambulance to be with her brother.

Alcohol may have been a factor in this crash. According to a trooper at the hospital, Tabourn was extremely intoxicated and a blood kit was done. It takes about 30 days to get back the toxicology results from the blood kit.

The family was on their way to Virginia to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.

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