BOONSBORO, Md. — Three people were killed and two others were injured in a crash involving four vehicles near Boonsboro Tuesday afternoon.
The crash was reported at the intersection of Rt. 40 and Mt. Lena Road.
The deceased victims were identified as Stacy Virts, 50, of Sharpsburg, Brooke Riley, 25, of Middletown, and Anna Stottlemyer, 85, of Boonsboro.
The injured were identified as David Stottlemyer, 58, of Boonsboro, and Jerome Murphy, 61, of Hagerstown.
Stottlemyer was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center for medical treatment. Murphy was transported by ambulance to Meritus Medical Center.
The preliminary police investigation indicated Murphy was driving a Kenworth dump truck westbound on Rt. 40 when he struck the rear of a Toyota Prius Stottlemyer was driving which was stopped, waiting to make a left turn onto Mt. Lena Road.
According to the preliminary police investigation, both the car and dump truck then crossed into the opposite lane and hit two Harley Davidson motorcycles traveling eastbound, driven by Virts and Riley.
When the crash investigation is complete, police said it will be presented to the Washington County State's Attorney's Office for review regarding charges, which are pending.
The investigation is continuing.