MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A sports writer for The Journal in Martinsburg died Monday afternoon in a car accident on Interstate 70 in Frederick County, Md.
Desmond White, 25, worked as a sports reporter at the newspaper for about six months, said Journal Editor Maria Lorensen.
White, formerly of Glen Burnie, Md., died of injuries sustained in the 3:15 p.m. accident on westbound I-70 east of Md. 75 during a downpour.
White was driving east when his car went into the median, began to spin and then careened into the westbound lanes, according to Maryland State Police in Frederick.
The car traveled into the path of a truck driven by Charles Thomas Hughey, 54, of Orlando, Fla., who was not injured.