Van accident kills 1, injures 14

February 03, 1998

FREDERICK, Md. - A van carrying Hood College soccer players who were visiting their coach in the hospital overturned twice on a busy highway Tuesday, killing one student and seriously injuring another, Maryland State Police said.

Kimberly Ann Servedio, 20, of 520 Morningside Drive in Glen Burnie, Md., was pronounced dead at Frederick Memorial Hospital, police said.

Casey Elizabeth Nye, 21, of 130 Siegal Blvd. in Babylon, N.Y., was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. She was in serious condition Tuesday night, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Police said the other 13 people in the van were treated for minor injuries at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

According to police, the team was returning from a visit to University Hospital, where their coach is a patient.

The accident occurred on Interstate 70 near Md. 27 at about 3:30 p.m., when the van struck a manhole cover that had fallen from a tractor-trailer.


The collision caused the driver to lose control of the van, which ran into the median strip and overturned twice, police said.

During the accident, a backseat passenger was thrown out the side window of the vehicle, police said.

The manhole cover was one of four that fell from the loaded tractor-trailer, police said.

In addition to troopers from the Frederick barracks of the Maryland State Police, specially trained investigators from the traffic operations section of the state police responded to the wreck, police said.

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