One person is dead following a serious car accident in Maryland the afternoon of Friday, November 2. Two others were seriously injured in the crash.
According to Maryland State Police, Jeri Lyn Demas of Westminster was headed westbound on Maryland 140 in her 1997 Mercury. As she neared the intersection of Sandymount Road in Finksburg, she apparently became distracted and lost control of her vehicle.
Demas’s car crossed the center median and crashed into two other vehicles that were both traveling on eastbound Md. 140 around 2:00 p.m. First she hit a Hyundai driven by Keith Thomas Livesay of Finksburg. Then her car collided with a Ford pick-up truck driven by Carl Wallace Wyant of Finksburg.
Emergency personnel who responded to the scene of the accident had to extract each of the drivers from their vehicles and perform CPR on at least one of the victims, according to a witness.
Wyant was taken to Carroll Hospital Center where he was pronounced dead. He was 72 years old, an Army veteran, and had been a painter and truck driver by trade.
Both Demas and Livesay were rushed by helicopter to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Demas was initially listed in critical condition, and Livesay was in serious condition.
Maryland State Police are still investigating the accident to determine what distracted Demas from the road. They do not believe it was a medical emergency.
We express our deepest sympathies to Mr. Wyant’s family and friends in their time of grief.