Three injured in crash on Perryville highway
cahamilton@ cecilwhig. com
— Two people were airlifted to area hospitals and another was transported by ambulance after two cars crashed on a Perr yville highway on Sunday afternoon, police reported.
The collision occurred about 4: 30 p. m. on Perr yville Road ( Route 222), a shor t distance south of the CSX Railroad overpass and nor th of Franklin Street, according to the Cecil County Sherif f ’ s Of fice.
A Maryland State Police helicopter flew one of the injured people, North East- area resident William Harr y Potter III, 55, to University of Maryland’s Shock Trauma Unit in Baltimore, police said. His medical
condition was unavailable on Tuesday.
Potter was the driver and sole occupant of a blue 2005 Toyota Corrola involved in the crash.
An ambulance transported the other driver — William John Dr y, 72, of Havre de Grace — to Christiana Hospital in Delaware while a Delaware State Police helicopter flew his front- seat passenger, Marjorie Ann Dry, 68, to that same medical center. Their medical conditions also were unavailable on Tuesday.
William Dr y was driving a red 2012 Chevrolet Malibu when the crash occurred.
According to Lt. Michael Holmes, a CCSO spokesman, Potter was traveling nor th on Perr yville Road when his Corolla drifted into the southbound lane. At that point, Dr y’s southbound Malibu and Potter’s northbound Corolla crashed, he reported.
The Malibu came to rest in the southbound lane, partially on a sidewalk, and the Corolla came to rest in the northbound lane, near the centerline.
Perr yville Police Department officers handled the initial crash scene, as did paramedics and emergency workers, police said. CCSO Dfc. Brian Shockey conducted the accident reconstr uction, police added.
The crash and the accident reconstruction forced emergency workers to close Perr yville Road from the CSX Railroad overpass south to the U. S. Route 40 intersection for more than two hours.
Police examine the crash on Perryville Road, which sent three people to area hospitals on Sunday afternoon.