I-81 wreck claims second life

June 20, 2000

A one-car crash near Falling Waters, W.Va., early Sunday claimed a second life Tuesday.

Regina Berry died at 2 a.m. Tuesday, according to a spokesman at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Berry, of Hagerstown, was a passenger in a car driven by Hagerstown resident Shian Samuel, who died in the crash.

Samuel, 24, was northbound on Interstate 81 just inside the West Virginia border when he ran off the roadway and was thrown from his 1996 Acura around 3:40 a.m., West Virginia State Police said Monday.

Berry, who was also ejected, was taken to Washington County Hospital and then flown to Baltimore.

Keisha Hicks, 29, was listed in fair condition at Washington County Hospital this morning, hospital officials said.

Kori Newkirk, 21, was treated at Washington County Hospital and released.

Police said only Hicks and Newkirk, both of Hagerstown, were wearing seat belts.

Bedington (W.Va.) Volunteer Fire Department, Williamsport (Md.) Volunteer Ambulance Service, Inc. and a Berkeley County Emergency Ambulance Authority crew responded to the call.

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