Hagerstown woman dies in I-81 accident
By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI
A 21-year-old Hagerstown mother of two died Sunday evening after losing control of her car on Interstate 81.
Dawn Lou-Ann Adams was driving a 1997 Kia Sportage south on I-81 in the left lane near the three-mile marker when a Toyota 4Runner merged into her lane just after 4 p.m., West Virginia State Police said.
Adams swerved left and right, leaving the road, and eventually drove her car into the median. Her vehicle overturned several times and she was thrown through the windshield, police said.
Her body landed in the left lane of northbound I-81 and then slid into the right lane.
She was then hit by a northbound 2001 Ford Explorer driven by Garnie Kidwell, 51, of Colorado Springs, Colo.
Upon impact, Kidwell's brakes locked and his vehicle slid down into the median and spun 180 degrees before coming to a stop, police said.