The Prius driver was probably watching his gas gage for the “Prius Effect” instead of watching the road.
HUNT VALLEY, Md. — A two-car crash killed an infant from Harrisburg, his father and left five other people injured Tuesday morning along I-83 in Hunt Valley, Md.
The accident occurred in the northbound lanes about 3 a.m. near Shawan Road.
Erika Braun, 19, of Harrisburg was driving a 2001 Mazda 626 on I-83 when she hit a guardrail on the left side of the road, Maryland state police said. The impact ejected a passenger, Clint Jones, 24, out the car’s rear window. After hitting the guardrail, the car reentered the road and broke down in the right lane.
As the car sat in the lane, Braun, Ronnel Offer and Demarco Offer got out. Ronnel then went back inside to get his son, 2-month-old Tyler Offer. As Ronnel pulled out his son, a Toyota Prius slammed into the car and everyone outside.
Ronnel Offer, 25, died at the scene. Tyler Offer was taken to Sinai Hospital where he died. Braun, the mother of Tyler Offer, suffered what police described as â€œnon-life threatening injuries.â€ Demarco Offer was flown to the hospital, with injuries deemed critical at the time. Jones, who had been ejected in the initial impact, was also flown to the hospital with injuries deemed critical at the time.
The driver of the Prius, Joe Nimely, 42, of York, and his passenger Celia Nimely, also of York, suffered â€œserious injuriesâ€ in the crash.
Police said they do not believe alcohol was a factor in the crash and their investigation is continuing.
Read the entire article at Father, Infant Son Killed In I-83 Crash – Pennsylvania News Story – WGAL Lancaster.