W.Va. man dies in I-70 accident

July 14, 1998

HANCOCK - A Berkeley Springs, W.Va., man died Monday and two others were injured after a minivan and a station wagon collided head-on at about 5 p.m. on Interstate 70, according to Maryland State Police.

Edward V. Lutzenhiser, 84, of 206 Harrison Ave., was pronounced dead at War Memorial Hospital of injuries suffered in the accident, police said.

Lutzenhiser was driving a 1985 Plymouth Reliant station wagon east on I-70 at U.S. 522 in Hancock, and exited onto the ramp from northbound U.S. 522 to westbound I-70 going south, police said.

A white 1996 Dodge Caravan, driven by Nancy C. Adams, age not available, of 4108 Butternut Court, Vineland, Ontario, Canada, was going north on the ramp and the two vehicles collided, police said.


Adams and her passenger, Richard Adams, no age available, of the same address, were taken to War Memorial Hospital where they were treated and released, police said.

The Adams' were wearing their seatbelts and both air bags inflated in the vehicle, police said.

Lutzenhiser was not wearing his seatbelt, police said.

No charges were filed, police said.

-Lisa Graybeal

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