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Kentucky man dies in crash

July 09, 1998

A Kentucky man died Wednesday after his car ran off Interstate 70 and overturned, Maryland State Police said.

John Franklin Souder, 61, of Shelbyville, Ky., was westbound on I-70 east of the Sharpsburg Pike exit when his car veered onto the right shoulder and hit a guardrail about 1:40 p.m., police said.

The 1994 Oldsmobile then swerved back to the left and became airborne over the center median embankment, police said.

The vehicle overturned and Souder, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the car, police said.

Souder was taken to Washington County Hospital, where he died of his injuries, police said.

Police don't know what caused the accident.

Both lanes of eastbound I-70 were closed from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., police said.

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