Woman Found Downstream Is 2nd Victim of Deadly Central Pennsylvania Flooding

A 19-year-old woman swept away by floodwater along Conewago Creek was identified Friday.

Authorities say the body of a second apparent victim of this week's flooding in central Pennsylvania has been found.

State police tell that the body of a woman was found by a civilian Thursday in Conewago Creek near Elizabethtown. That's about three-quarters of a mile downstream from where police said a 19-year-old Laura Olweiler was swept into the swollen creek on Monday as she tried to cross it.

The Lancaster County coronor identified Olweiler Friday.

An 18-year-old man also drowned, apparently when he was swept away by floodwaters in Adams County when his car got stranded. His body was found Wednesday.

Five days of downpours brought a foot or more of rain to an over 100-mile swath of Pennsylvania causing both Hersheypark and Knoebels amusement parks to close for three days. Both are located along flooded streams.

Hersheypark and Knoebels welcomed customers Friday. However, some rides and attractions will be closed while workers clean up from flooding.

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