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8 hurt in 2-car crash in Fulton Co.

May 24, 1998|By CLYDE FORD and TERRY TALBERT / Staff writers

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Eight people were injured, three critically, when two cars collided head-on Friday night in Fulton County, Pa., Pennsylvania State Police said.

Police said William Brown, 60, of Dudley, Pa., was driving his 1980 Ford Fairmont north on Pa. 655 when he allegedly crossed the center line and collided head-on with a 1987 Honda Civic.

The Honda was driven by Trent Meck, 33, of 1651 Crottlestown Road, Chambersburg, Pa., police said.

The accident occurred about 9:40 p.m., police said.

Brown was flown to Hershey Medical Center, where he was listed in fair condition Saturday night, a spokeswoman said. Trent Meck was listed in fair condition at Conemaugh Memorial Center Hospital, a spokeswoman said.

Passenger Lisa Meck, 33, was flown to Conemaugh hospital, where she was listed in critical condition Saturday night.

Cheyenne Meck, 18 months old, was taken to Fulton County Medical Center and then flown to Johns Hopkins Hospital, officials said, where she was listed in fair condition.

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In Brown's car, one woman in the front passenger seat and three children who were lying down in the back of the car when the crash occurred were injured, police said.

Margaret Pyles, 31, also of Dudley, was flown to Conemaugh Medical Center Hospital where she was in fair condition Saturday night, police said.

Nikki Pyles, 11, and Cassandra Pyles, 9, were flown to Hershey Medical Center where both were listed in critical condition, a hospital official said late Saturday. Kari Pyles, 7, was treated at Fulton County Medical Center and released.

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