Three injured in crash between State Trooper and ambulance

UPDATE 3:52 p.m. - A Maryland state trooper and two others were injured after the departmental vehicle she was driving crashed into an ambulance Tuesday afternoon in St. Mary’s County.

At approximately 1:45 p.m., the trooper, identified as TFC Allison Oyler, was on duty operating a marked patrol car on MD Rt. 235 at Rescue Lane in Hollywood, Md. TFC Oyler, who is assigned to the Leonardtown Barrack, was traveling southbound with emergency lighting equipment activated while working traffic enforcement in the area. An ambulance from the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad pulled out from Rescue Lane onto MD Rt. 235 and into TFC Oyler’s path of travel. TFC Oyler’s vehicle, a 2013 Chevrolet Caprice, crashed into the ambulance.

TFC Oyler was flown by Maryland State Police medevac helicopter to Shock Trauma in Baltimore for treatment of her injuries. The driver of the ambulance, Gregory Casoni, 63, and his passenger, George Newton, 67, both of Hollywood, Md., were transported by ambulance to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment of their injuries.

According to a preliminary investigation, the ambulance operator is listed at fault. Charges are pending in this case.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Leonardtown Barrack at 301-475-8955.  The investigation is ongoing.

UPDATE 3:21 p.m. -  Three Notch Road has been reopened. 

UPDATE - The State Trooper is currently being flown to a shock trauma center via helicopter. Two occupants of the ambulance were transported to MedStar St. Mary's Hospital for treatment. Three Notch Road remains closed while crews clear the wreck. 

HOLLYWOOD, Md. - On March 13 at 1:44 p.m., crews responded to a crash located on Rescue Lane and Three Notch Road of Hollywood. Arriving units report that the crash involved a State Trooper and an ambulance identified as #798. Injuries have been reported from the scene, a helicopter has been requested for medical transport. 

Three Notch Road has been closed between Rescue Lane and Woodpecker Lane. Drivers are advised to avoid the area. 

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