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New details released in Back River Bridge crash

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JASPER CO., SC (WTOC) -

A rollover wreck closed the Back River Bridge for three hours Monday morning.

Ross Glatzer, 66, of Bluffton, was traveling northbound behind a white Kia driven by Faye Wiggs, 62, of Chesapeak, VA, according to updated information that Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Dept.'s Major Accident Investigation Team released Tuesday morning. 

In interviews and an investigation by MAIT determined that a beige Lexus headed southbound and driven by Aimee Corley, 21, of Bluffton, crossed the center line. The Kia was sideswiped by the southbound Lexus, which then collided with the SUV, according to police.

Corley and Glatzer were airlifted by helicopter to Memorial University Medical Center after the 10 a.m. crash. Wiggs was transported by ambulance to Memorial, where she was treated and released.

As of Tuesday morning, Glatzer is in critical condition and Corley is in good condition. 

Savannah-Chatham Metro Police said the three-car crash on the Back River Bridge that spawned at least two other, less serious collisions.

Henry Spyke and his friends were just beginning their spring break and their fun turned frantic fast. "It was pretty intense," he said. They were driving right behind the cars that were involved in a wreck.

A man who drove up shortly after the wreck and got out of his car to help. 

"I was just hoping that he was OK. [I] started praying for the lady that I saw already being helped by a couple of other folks. [I was] just praying for her as I was trying to get the door unlocked and try to assess and see what was going on with the gentleman in the car that was flipped over," said Tim Czarnecki, a Good Samaritan. 

Officers decided to close the bridge. That way, drivers coming over the Talmadge Bridge could turn around on Hutchinson Island and it would give them enough room to work the investigation. 

Glatzer and Corley were airlifted by helicopter to Memorial University Medical Center. Glatzer was listed in serious condition and Corley was treated for injuries to her leg. Wiggs was taken by an ambulance to Memorial. She was treated and released.

At least two other collisions took place on the bridge involving vehicles that did not stop in time. Several people were treated by Southside EMS. 

MAIT continues to investigate.

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