Authorities in Lancaster County have released the names of three people, including a Lower Windsor Township woman, who were involved in a fatal crash on Route 30 early Sunday morning.

Ashley Lynn Purcell, 27, of Riverview Drive in Lower Windsor Township was driving the wrong way on Route 30 when she collided head on with another car driven by Mariah Love Ayala, 21, of Lancaster City, according to West Hempfield Township Police.

Queshawn L. Brown, 18, of Lancaster City, was a passenger in the second car and died at Lancaster General Hospital as a result of the crash, police said.

Both Purcell and Ayala remain in critical condition at the hospital, said spokesman John Lines.

Previously reported:

A 27-year-old Lower Windsor Twp. woman going the wrong way on Route 30 collided head on with another car, killing its male passenger, in West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, early Sunday morning, according to authorities.

West Hempfield Township did not release the names of the man or the Wrightsville woman, or the name of the 21-year-old Lancaster City woman who was driving the second car.

The man died at Lancaster General Hospital, and both female drivers remain there for treatment of their injuries, police said.

The crash happened in the westbound lanes of Route 30 in West Hempfield Township just before 12:20 a.m., according to township police.


Wrong way: Officers were initially dispatched to Route 30 in the area of Prospect Road, just west of Mountville, for a report of a reckless driver going east in the westbound lanes. A few seconds later the officers were alerted to a crash on Route 30 in the area of Hill Street.

When officers arrived on scene, passers-by, including an EMT, were providing first aid to the victims, police said.

The Wrightsville woman, who was driving a tan 2006 Hyundai Elantra, and the male passenger of the second car, a red Ford Taurus, were unresponsive. All three victims were then taken to the hospital, police said.

The crash closed a portion of Route 30 for roughly seven hours. It re-opened about 7:30 a.m., police said.

Police continue to investigate the crash and are being assisted by the Hempfield/Manor/Columbia Regional Crash Team as well as the North West Crash Team.

Anyone that witnessed the crash, or who may have additional information, is asked to contact West Hempfield Township Police at (717) 285-5191 or 1-800-957-2677.

Due to incorrect information provided, an earlier version of this article listed Ashley Lynn Purcell as being from Wrightsville. It has since been corrected.