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4 injured when car gets stuck under rig

December 16, 1997

4 injured when car gets stuck under rig

By LISA GRAYBEAL

Staff Writer, Chambersburg

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Four people were injured, two seriously, when a car became lodged underneath a tractor trailer on Pa. 70 westbound in Brush Creek Township early Tuesday morning, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Lisa D. Penrod, 24, of Beaverdale, Pa., was traveling in the right lane in her 1988 Dodge Shadow at 2:11 a.m. when it struck a 1994 Kenworth truck tractor driven by Waring Louis Gough, 57, of Rapidan, Va., and became lodged underneath the tractor tandem of the truck's trailer, police said.

Both vehicles veered off the north side of the road and the car struck the guardrail and came out from under the truck, police said.

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The truck then went through the guardrail and down a 40-foot embankment, coming to rest on its passenger side, police said.

The car came to rest on the north side of the road facing northeast, police said.

Penrod was flown to Washington County Hospital by Maryland State Police helicopter. She was listed in fair condition Tuesday night.

One of her passengers, Albert Sarlouis, 26, of Johnstown, Pa., was flown to Memorial Hospital in Cumberland, Md., by a Maryland State Police helicopter, police said. He was listed in serious condition in the hospital's intensive care unit Tuesday night.

A third passenger, Christopher Sarlouis, 20, of Owings Mills, Md., was taken by ambulance to Bedford Hospital in Bedford, Pa., police said.

It is unknown whether the three people in the car were wearing seat belts, police said.

Gough, who was wearing his seat belt, suffered minor injuries, police said.

Both vehicles sustained major damage, police said.

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