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Two injured in Md. crash

February 03, 1997

FOXVILLE, Md. - A 73-year-old Hagerstown man and his girlfriend were badly hurt Sunday night when their car struck a tree and burst into flames on Foxville Road, the Maryland State Police at Frederick, Md., said.

Harold Elmer Fraley, of 11535 Englewood Road, was flown by helicopter to Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. He was in critical condition Sunday night. Louise Loretta Lowry, 69, is in serious condition in Washington County Hospital.

According to Trooper Thomas Staley, Fraley was driving west on Md. 77 around 8:30 p.m. when his 1993 Oldsmobile struck a trailer that had become unhinged from an eastbound pickup truck.

The truck was driven by Grant Thomas Craft, 26, of 12145 Wolfsville Road in Myersville, Md., police said.

After striking the trailer, the car veered off to the right and ran into a tree, Staley said.

The accident occurred at 5020 Foxville Road, west of Catoctin Mountain National Park.

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The trailer was not properly attached to the truck, police said. Staley said the investigation is continuing.

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