Wrong-way driver crashes into vehicle in Chester County, 1 dead: Police

One driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022
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While the caller was on the phone, police say the wrong-way driver struck another vehicle head-on.

EAST NOTTINGHAM TWP., Pennsylvania -- One person was killed and another was injured in a wrong-way crash on Route 1 in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

The two-vehicle collision happened around 5:42 a.m. Tuesday on US 1 North at the Forge Road Overpass in East Nottingham Township.

Pennsylvania State Police say they received a call about a driver traveling south on the northbound lanes of the highway.

Police say the caller on Route 1 traveling in the correct direction while watching the wrong-way driver going past them.

While the caller was on the phone with authorities, police say the wrong-way driver struck another vehicle head-on.

The driver of the second vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. She has been identified as 32-year-old Kelly Felts of Nottingham, Pa.

The driver of the wrong-way vehicle was taken to Christiana Hospital for injuries. His name has not been released, but police identify him as a 24-year-old man from Rising Sun, Maryland.

The crash remains under investigation.

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