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Head-on crash hurts 2 drivers

December 21, 2000

Head-on crash hurts 2 drivers

Photo: JENNIFER SILBERT / staff photographer


Head-on collisionSHARPSBURG - Two drivers were injured in a head-on collision in front of Antietam National Cemetery, according to Maryland State Police.

A Mazda pickup was eastbound in the 18400 block of Shepherdstown Pike, also known as Md. 34, at 7:05 a.m. when the pickup crossed the center line and struck a Chevy Tahoe head-on, according to state police and firefighters.

The driver of the Tahoe, Timothy Ryan Stup, 20, of Walkersville, Md., was flown to Washington County Hospital, police said.

He was listed in serious condition Thursday evening, a nursing supervisor said.

The driver of the Mazda pickup, Wanda Elizabeth Dodson, 27, of Back Road in southern Washington County, was taken to the hospital by ambulance, officials said.

Dodson's condition was unavailable Thursday evening.

Trooper First Class Rob Embly Jr. said firefighters reported that neither driver was wearing a seat belt.

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Firefighters had to remove the doors and use the Jaws of Life to extract both drivers from their vehicles, said Sgt. Henri Jones with Sharpsburg Volunteer Fire Co. Inc.

The accident closed the state highway for almost two hours, Jones said.

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