Two receive minor injuries in accident
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two people received minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident on Pa. 316 in Quincy Township Saturday night, according to Pennsylvania State Police.
The accident happened at about 8 p.m. just south of Five Forks Road, police said.
Kofi A. Nyarko, 19, of Silver Spring, Md., was heading south on Pa. 316 when he tried to stop for a vehicle turning in front of him and slid across the wet roadway into the path of a northbound pickup truck, driven by Russel A. Brezler Jr., 55, of Waynesboro, Pa., man, police said.
Both drivers were wearing their seat belts and escaped with minor injuries, police said.
Nyarko's 1989 Hyundai Excel was severely damaged in the accident, police said.
Brezler's 1988 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck sustained moderate damage, police said.
I-70 injured not from Washington County
None of the 17 people injured Saturday afternoon in a six-car pileup on Interstate 70 were Washington County residents, Maryland State Police said Sunday.
The accident victims included residents of Frederick, Md., West Virginia, Michigan and Ohio, police said.
Police said that until the investigation is finished, the victims' identities won't be released.
The string of accidents started at 1:07 p.m. with a rear-end collision near the top of South Mountain on westbound I-70, police said.
Drivers approaching the wreck failed to slow down enough to avoid colliding with the disabled vehicles and each other, police said.
It was extremely foggy and the roadway was wet from rain earlier in the day, police said.
Accident victims were taken to Washington County Hospital and Frederick Memorial Hospital.
Seven people were treated at Washington County Hospital. As of Sunday night, five of the victims had been treated and released, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
One person, who had been listed in serious condition on Saturday, had been upgraded to fair condition, she said. Another person remained in fair condition.
Frederick Memorial Hospital treated seven other accident victims, according to nursing supervisor Cheryl Estep. Estep said she could not release their conditions until police released their names.