Three injured after police car crashes into ambulance in St. Mary's County

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HOLLYWOOD, Md. -- WBFF- A Maryland State trooper and two others were injured, after the departmental vehicle that she was driving reportedly crashed into an ambulance on Tuesday afternoon, in St. Mary's County.

At 1:45, T.F.C. Allison Oyler, was on duty driving a marked patrol car on MD Route 235 at Rescue Lane. Police say that Oyler, who is assigned to the Leonardtown Barrack, was traveling southbound with emergency lighting equipment activated while working traffic in the area.

An ambulance from the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad reportedly pulled out from Rescue Lane onto MD Route 235 and into Oyler's direction. Police say that Oyler's vehicle, a 2013 Chevrolet Caprice, crashed into the ambulance. Oyler was flown by Maryland State Police medevac helicopter to Shock Trauma in Baltimore for her injuries.

The driver of the ambulance, 63-year-old Gregory Casoni and his passenger, 67-year-old George Newton, both of Hollywood, were taken by ambulance to MedStar St. Mary's Hospital for treatment of their injuries. Investigators say that the ambulance driver is at fault. Charges are pending in this case.

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

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