A three-vehicle crash in Walkersvilleon Saturday killed a 30-year-old man and injured four more, police said.
The crash, involving two cars and an SUV, happened at about 2:50 p.m. on Md. 194 just south of Crum Road, according to Maryland State Police.
Stephen Alan Wisner of Walkersville was driving north in a maroon Pontiac Bonneville when he crossed into oncoming traffic. Wisner’s car first side-swiped a tan Chevrolet Impala and then collided head-on with a red Ford Explorer, police said.
Wisner, of Walkersville, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a news release. Investigators don’t know what caused him to drift across the center line, it says.
The SUV came to rest in a roadside ditch. The Bonneville and Impala ended up in the middle of the highway.
Maryland State Police helicopters carried several people from the crash site, according to authorities.
The SUV driver, Pamela J. Droneburg, 55, was flown to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore along with one of her passengers, Kimberly J. Droneburg, 19.
Pamela and Kimberly Droneburg, both of Thurmont, suffered injuries that weren’t life-threatening, according to police.
An infant who was in the SUV and the Impala driver, John A. Early, 46, of Walkersville, were taken by ambulance to Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown. They both had injuries that weren’t life threatening and were discharged Saturday from the hospital, police reported.
Both sides of Md. 194 were closed while authorities investigated the crash. All lanes were reopened at about 7 p.m.
Caitlyn Shuy said she heard the crash as she drove up to the intersection of West Crum Road and Md. 194.
“I heard a loud crash. Loud, loud,” she said, adding that she didn’t see the collision.
Shuy, a nursing assistant at Frederick Memorial Hospital, said she got out of her car and ran to check on the people who were involved in the crash.
She first went to the SUV and found that the two people sitting in the front seat were shaken but alert and able to communicate.
“My major concern was making sure no one needed life support,” she said.
Shuy said she helped rescue workers pull a man from the Impala.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call the Frederick barrack of the Maryland State Police at 301-600-6168.