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Woman and daughter injured and airlifted to hospital from three-vehicle crash in Charles Town, W.Va.

February 24, 2012

A woman and her 1-year-old daughter were airlifted to Fairfax Inova Hospital, and another man was injured Thursday evening in a three-vehicle crash in Charles Town, W.Va., the Charles Town Police Department said in a news release.

Katie Danner, 20, of Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., suffered internal injuries, as well as facial and skull fractures in the crash that occurred about 7:15 p.m. at the intersection of W.Va. 9 and Crosswinds Drive, Officer Doug Bird said Friday night.

Danner was in flown from the scene with her daughter, Masie Ramsey, who was discharged from the hospital later Thursday night, Bird said.

Danner remained hospitalized Friday night, but was in stable condition and expected to make a full recovery, Bird said.

Raymond Burcker, 62, of Charles Town, was transported by ambulance to Jefferson Memorial Hospital for a “huge laceration” to the top of his head that required stitches to close, Bird said.

Burcker was expected to be discharged from the hospital Friday night, he said.

The crash happened when a blue GMC Sierra, driven by Burcker, was traveling eastbound on W.Va. 9 and collided with Danner, who was driving a green Kia Sephia, police said.

Police said Burcker struck Danner’s vehicle as she turned into the eastbound lane of W.Va. 9 from Crosswinds Drive. The impact collapsed the driver’s side of the Kia and sent the GMC into a passenger side rollover, striking a red Dodge Ram 1500 pickup, police said.

The driver of the Dodge pickup, Thomas Mobley, 52, of Shenandoah Junction, was uninjured, Bird said.

The crash, which is still under investigation, closed the roadway for about 2 1/2 hours, police said.

No charges have been filed as of Friday night, Bird said.

Anyone with additional information of the crash can call the Charles Town Police Department at 304-725-2714.


— C.J. Lovelace

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