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Route 15 crash sends four to trauma center

ALLENWOOD — Four people were injured — at least one seriously — in a violent two-car crash on Route 15 early Saturday morning, state police confirmed Monday night.

A northbound vehicle driven by Chicarje Barkholz, 29, of Muncy, crossed the center line and traveled into the southbound lane, striking a car driven by William Blackwell, 54, of Williamsport, about 5:10 a.m., Trooper Kyle Phillips said.

Blackwell was flown to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Phillips said, adding that his 2018 Nissan Altima had overturned.

Barkholtz, driving a 2003 Acura, and two passengers in Blackwell’s car, a male and a female, were taken by ambulances to Geisinger. As of Monday night, police still had not released the identities of the passengers.

Efforts to get condition reports on the two drivers were unsuccessful. Police did say that all four crash victims were alive Monday night.

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