One seriously injured in Hwy 81/Fourth Street crash

YORK — One person was very seriously injured in a crash at the intersection of Highway 81 and West Fourth Street shortly before 11 a.m., Friday.

Responding to the scene were the York Fire and Rescue Department and the York County Sheriff’s Department.

Captain Josh Gillespie, with the YSO, said at the scene it appeared an industrial truck pulling a trailer was northbound on Highway 81 when a small, silver car attempted to cross the highway and they collided.

York Fire Chief Tony Bestwick said the driver of the car sustained “very life threatening injuries” and a medical helicopter was on its way to York to make transport. The driver had been taken by ambulance to York General Hospital where the helicopter would be landing soon.

The driver of the truck was taken by ambulance to the local hospital but it did not appear that person sustained life-threatening injuries.

The accident remains under investigation.

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