Two people injured in car crash outside York; one person airlifted to N.C.
A two-vehicle crash near York Comprehensive High School Tuesday that blocked Alexander Love Highway for hours left two people injured, police said.
The head-on crash happened just after 8 a.m. Tuesday, near Ashley Road, said Lance Cpl. Gary Miller of the S.C. Highway Patrol. The crash site was just outside the York city limits and just west of the school, police said.
One of the drivers was heading southbound on Alexander Love when her vehicle collided head-on with the second vehicle that was heading northbound, Miller said.
The female drivers of both cars were injured, said Miller and Domenic Manera, York Fire Department chief. The names of the drivers were unavailable Tuesday.
"The impact was devastating," Manera said. "The road had to be shut for hours."
One of the drivers was taken by helicopter to Carolinas Medical center in Charlotte, said Miller and Manera. The other driver was transported by ambulance to CMC, officials said.
Neither car had passengers, Miller said.
The initial call was dispatched as a car on fire, but fire officials did not find a car fire when arriving, Manera said.
Bystanders who came upon the crash were able to pull both victims from the two cars before emergency officials arrived, Manera said.
Officers with the York Police Department
The highway re-opened after noon, after highway Patrol Troopers investigated the crash. York County deputies and York Police Department officers assisted with traffic enforcement while traffic was detoured.
Andrew Dys: 803-329-4065, @AndrewDysHerald