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Two passengers in fatal car crash still in hospital

June 20, 2000|By ANDREW SCHOTZ

Two passengers remained hospitalized Monday following a car crash near Falling Waters early Sunday that killed the driver, Hagerstown resident Shian Samuel.

Samuel, 24, was killed and several passengers in his car were injured on northbound Interstate 81 just inside the West Virginia border, West Virginia State Police said.

Samuel was thrown from his 1996 Acura around 3:40 a.m., police said Monday.

Also ejected was Regina Berry, 20, who was taken to Washington County Hospital and then flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

She was listed in critical condition Monday, according to a nursing supervisor.

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

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

Police said only Hicks and Newkirk 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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A Bedington crew was called to another accident on the interstate, about four or five miles south, less than 10 minutes before the fatal accident, according to an emergency dispatcher. No information about the other call was available Monday.

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