Head-on crash Friday afternoon turned deadly in Fairfield Township when one driver died at the scene, and the other driver later died at Williamsport Regional Medical Center, according to state police at Montoursville and the Lycoming County Coroner’s office.
Bethany G. Hughes, 23, and Paul L. Kremser, 90, both of Montoursville, died as a result of the accident.
Kremser was driving a 2013 grey Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck west on Lycoming Mall Drive around 2:20 p.m., when he allegedly drifted across the double-yellow lines into the other lane near Tules Run development, police said.
He struck head-on the eastbound silver 2013 Jeep Patriot Hughes was driving, a witness told police.
Hughes was unresponsive, and died at the scene, according to Trooper Douglass Hoffman.
Kremser initially was unconscious, but became alert as he was transported to Williamsport Regional Hospital, Hoffman said. Geisinger’s Life Flight could not come due to the weather, Hoffman said.
Kremser died after 7 p.m. at the hospital, Kiessling said.
Both drivers had to be removed from the vehicles, Hoffman said.
While it is yet unclear why Kremser allegedly crossed the center line, alcohol and drugs were not a factor, Hoffman said.
The road was closed for more than two hours, but re-opened around 5 p.m.