One dead, one hurt in accident
By MARLO BARNHART
CLEAR SPRING - Two Hancock residents returning from a Super Bowl party in Baltimore where marijuana was smoked were involved in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 70 Monday morning that resulted in the death of the driver.
Robert Gene Powell, 23, of 32 W. Main St., was pronounced dead at the scene of the 5:34 a.m. accident by Dr. Howard Weeks, a Washington County medical examiner.
The passenger, Dawn Lynn Gilbert, 17, of 18 W. Main St., told Maryland State Police Trooper First Class M.A. Speak that she and Powell had been smoking marijuana at that Baltimore party.