Pennsylvania Woman Faces DWI Charge After Wrong-Way I-295 Crash
WEST DEPTFORD TWP. – A Pennsylvania woman has been charged with drunken driving after she drove northbound in the southbound lanes of Interstate 295 and collided with a pickup truck early Monday morning.
The woman, who was later identified as 26-year-old Eileen Dougherty of Boothwyn, was driving a Toyota Prius northbound in the southbound lanes shortly before 4:30 a.m. when she collided head-on with a Ford F150 pickup truck near mile marker 21.4 in West Deptford.
According to police reports, the truck was being driven by Mark Rohrback Jr., of Cinnaminson.
After the collision, the truck ended up on the guardrail and was caught on fire. Rohrback escaped the flames and was transported to Inspira Medical Center Woodbury with minor injuries.
Dougherty was unconscious when emergency responders arrived. She had to be cut from her vehicle and was transported to Cooper University Hospital, Camden, with minor injuries.
It is still not confirmed how she ended up traveling the wrong way on the interstate. The incident is still under investigation.
All southbound lanes of the interstate were closed after the incident and were reopened by 7:15 a.m. when the scene was cleared.
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