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UPDATE: Martinsburg man in critical condition after head-on crash

July 22, 2008

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A Martinsburg man involved in a head-on collision on Dry Run Road in Berkeley County Monday morning was in critical condition this morning at City Hospital.

Preston Creswell, 19, was taken to the hospital shortly after the 7:17 a.m. accident, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department.

The other driver, Kathleen Salmons, 41, of Kent Court, was flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., deputies said. Her condition was not available this morning.

Salmons was headed east on Dry Run Road in a Chrysler Sebring when an oncoming Chevrolet Camaro crossed the center line and collided head-on with her car, deputies said in a news release.

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Creswell was the driver of the Camaro.

Responders from Hedgesville (W.Va.) Fire and Rescue, Attack 90 and the Martinsburg Fire Department worked for about 15 minutes to extract both drivers from the vehicles, deputies said.

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