Three adults and one child were seriously injured in a crash that shut down Route 30 in Lancaster County for several hours Tuesday morning.
The three-vehicle accident happened around 9:50 a.m. in Paradise Township at the intersection of Route 30 and Belmont Road.
State Police say Michael Deveney, 37, was speeding and passing cars in the center lane of Route 30 West just before he hit a car that was waiting at a red light. The impact pushed the car, driven by 41-year-old Emery Flowers, into the Belmont Road intersection.
After the impact, Flowers's vehicle was pushed into the intersection and hit an oncoming car. Flowers's car continued to travel through the intersection and came to rest when it hit a utility pole.
Flowers and one of his passengers, Brenda Flowers, 39, were taken to Lancaster General Hospital with major injuries. An 11-year-old child who was with them had to be mechanically extracted from the vehicle and was flown to Hershey Medical Center with major injuries.
Deveney was also taken to Lancaster General Hospital with major injuries. The driver and passenger in the car struck by Flowers were not injured.