Three in­jured in crash on Per­ryville high­way

Cecil Whig - - LOCAL - By CARL HAMIL­TON

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

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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.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY CARL HAMIL­TON

Po­lice ex­am­ine the crash on Per­ryville Road, which sent three peo­ple to area hos­pi­tals on Sun­day af­ter­noon.

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