Maryland Crews Respond To Fatal Crash

SEPTEMBER 14, WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Emergency crews from Funkstown Fire and Boonsboro EMS Responded out for a head-on collision on Alternate Route 40 near Cool Hollow Rd around 20:14 hours.

Due to reports of the incident being head on, Medic 69 requested an additional Medic unit and MSP Aviation to be started. Crews arrived on scene to find a pick-up truck and Ford Explorer that had hit head on. Funkstown Chief 10 placed command in effect upon arrival.

It was initially reported to Fire & Rescue that they had two entrapments on the incident - one priority 1 trauma code and one priority 1 trauma. Due to the extensive extrication time, the priority one was down graded to a priority 4 (DOA). Crews were able to extricate the priority 1 by 20:37 hours. Boonsboro crews transported a priority one and a priority 3 patient to Washington County Trauma Center by ground. Company 10 and MSP remained on scene for approximately an hour for reconstruction teams and the Medical Examiners arrival.

Companies on the call were: Funkstown Fire Co.10, Boonsboro EMS Co.69, and MSP Aviation.