Shrewsbury nurse dies of crash injuries

Liz Evans Scolforo

A Shrewsbury woman has died in a Maryland hospital from injuries she suffered in a two-vehicle crash last month, according to officials.

Patsy Williams, 85, died Friday, according to her obituary.

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The crash happened about 3:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at the intersection of Constitution Avenue and Luther Road in Shrewsbury, according to Southern Regional Police Chief James Boddington.

Two vehicles collided at the intersection, he said, adding the crash remains under investigation.

Patsy Williams was a passenger in a vehicle driven by her husband, 85-year-old Donald Williams, who also was injured, the chief said.

Both were taken to York Hospital for treatment, according to Boddington.

Patsy Williams apparently was transferred to a hospital in Maryland, although York Hospital was unable to confirm that.

The Maryland Medical Examiner's Office confirmed it was notified of Patsy Williams' death by a Maryland hospital and that her death was caused by crash injuries. However, the office declined to name the hospital where she'd been treated, citing federal privacy laws.

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In Maryland, the state medical examiner's office is not required to investigate crash-related deaths if the victim had been under a doctor's care and the doctor signs off on the cause of death, according to the examiner's office. Under Pennsylvania's system, a coroner or deputy coroner would be responsible for ruling on the cause and manner of such a death.

Williams was a registered nurse who most recently worked for Baltimore County schools, according to her obituary, which states she also was an active member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Freedom.

Patsy and Donald Williams were married for 61 years, her obituary states.

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