The driver of one vehicle and a passenger in the other were airlifted from the scene of a two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon, July 21, that temporarily closed the southbound lanes of Route 15, Lawrence Township, according to state police at Mansfield.
The crash occurred as both a 2012 Chevrolet Suburban operated by Jessica Jacquier-Hann of Bath, N.Y., and a 2009 Nissan Murano operated by Nicole Hill of Waterloo, N.Y. were traveling south at the state line between New York and Pennsylvania.
As the Nissan slowed to exit onto the Route 49-Lawrenceville ramp, the Suburban misjudged the rate of closure between the two vehicles and hit the rear of the Murano. The Suburban spun around 360 degrees and hit the guiderails on the eastern edge of the left hand lane in the median. The Murano rotated counterclockwise across the both the southbound lanes of travel and hit the guide rails in the median. The Suburban rolled onto its roof in the left lane. Jacquier-Hann and all five passengers in the Suburban were transported by ambulance to Corning Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Hill and one passenger were flown via medical helicopter to Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y., one passenger was transported to Corning Guthrie Hospital, and one passenger was uninjured. The investigation is ongoing.