By News-Item Staff

STRONG - One of the survivors of the accident that killed two elderly cousins Monday afternoon was listed in critical condition by a nursing supervisor at Geisinger Medical Center Tuesday.

Glenn Meredith, 52, of Mount Carmel, was allegedly swerving in a 2001 Dodge Dakota pickup on Route 54 before the vehicle crossed the double yellow lines and struck a 2004 GMC Envoy carrying passengers Charles D. Carl, 92, and Roland E. Matejick, 76, both of Gordon, who were pronounced dead at the scene.

Tina Alexander, 40, of Gordon, who was driving the Envoy, was listed in fair condition by the same nursing supervisor Tuesday afternoon.

The conditions were updated at 2 p.m.

The cousins were being driven to Geisinger Medical Center by Alexander, who is a granddaughter of Carl and a niece of Matejick.

Mount Carmel Township Police Chief Brian Hollenbush said Monday his department is treating the investigation into the crash as a criminal matter and are looking into whether alcohol played a role.

The crash occurred about one-half mile north of Routes 54-61 intersection.

Route 54 was closed between Route 61 and Marion Heights Road and didn't reopen until shortly before 4:30 p.m.