Antrim Township scene of triple fatal accident Easter morning

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Three people were killed in a two-vehicle accident Sunday morning on Interstate 81 in Antrim Township.

Pennsylvania State Police reported that two people in one vehicle and a passenger in the other vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene of the 11:15 a.m. crash in the southbound lane of the interstate at mile marker 4.5.

Police initially did not released the names of two of the people killed, but identified the third as Kristine Ruth Williamson, 49, of Hardy, Va. Following the notification of next of kin the other two names were released by authorities. They are Raymond E. Beck, 49, of Gloversville, N.Y. and Rebecca Jean Beck, 48, also of Gloversville.

According to the public information release, a 2014 Chevrolet Spark, driven by Raymond Beck, was traveling north on I-81 in the right lane when it crossed the left lane, crossed into the median and went into the southbound lanes where a 2012 Toyota Camry driven by Stephen Charles Williamson, 52, of Hardy, Va., was in the right lane. Police said Williamson attempted to make an evasive maneuver to avoid the Beck vehicle, but his Camry was struck and pushed onto the right shoulder. According to police, the Spark went airborne, struck an embankment and caught fire.

In addition to state police, assisting on the scene were units from the Rescue Hose Co. 1 of Greencastle, the Franklin County Coroner’s Office, a Hagerstown ambulance and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

The driver of the Camry, Stephen Williamson, was taken to Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, where he is in stable condition, according to police.

Traffic had to be rerouted off the interstate, causing congestion on other travel routes in the Greencastle-Antrim area.