DANVILLE — Two people are in critical condition after sustaining injuries Monday in a crash on Route 54 just north of Elysburg.
Richard D. Shaw, of Johnson City, N.Y., and a passenger, Brenda Shaw, are hospitalized at Geisinger Medical Center, a hospital spokesman said.
According to a report issued Tuesday by Ralpho Township Police, Richard D. Shaw was driving a Ford Mustang east about 2:30 p.m. when it was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer driven by David P. McGuinn, of Tulip Road, Paxinos.
The collision forced the Ford into the westbound lane where it collided head-on with a Toyota Prius driven by David L. Wolfe, of South Sixth Street, Shamokin. The Prius was subsequently rear-ended by a Dodge Dakota driven by Ricardo Contreras, of Hart Road, Danville.
The Shaws and Wolfe were all extracted from their vehicles by emergency responders.
Wolfe and two passengers, his wife, Judith Wolfe, and their son, David, all suffered injuries. David L. Wolfe is in serious condition at Geisinger; his son is in fair condition. Judith Wolfe was treated and released.
Police say McGuinn and Contreras were not injured.
The crash occurred near Farnsworth Camping Center as a mix of snow and rain was falling, although police did not indicate if weather was a factor. Route 54 was closed to traffic and reopened about 9:25 p.m.