Police log for Sunday, March 11
Tractor-trailer crash closes I-70 lanes
Eastbound lanes on Interstate 70 near Interstate 81 were closed Saturday evening after a tractor-trailer overturned, Maryland State Police reported.
It was about 45 minutes after the 5:40 p.m. accident when state police opened the shoulder of the interstate to allow a single line of traffic through, said Assistant Fire Chief Edward Ernst with the Volunteer Fire Company of Halfway, Md., Inc.
The tractor-trailer's passenger, whose name was not available, was taken to Washington County Hospital with minor injuries, police said.
The driver apparently came off the ramp from northbound I-81 to eastbound I-70 too fast and laid the tractor-trailer down, sliding about 100 feet until the truck rested against a guard rail, Ernst said.
The trailer was carrying Sharp electronic appliances, including televisions, VCRs, fax machines and copiers, Ernst said. The top of the trailer ripped open, but the contents remained inside.