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Two seriously injured in Sunday crash on I-81

July 15, 2002|by STACEY DANZUSO

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Two people were critically injured when their vehicle ran off Interstate 81 and flipped over in the median Sunday night, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The Ford Explorer was northbound on the interstate after 7:30 p.m. when the driver lost control for an unknown reason, Trooper Christian Fow said.

The vehicle flipped over around mile marker 3 and landed upright in the median facing southbound.

Northbound lanes were closed for about two hours to allow Life Lion to land and transport the patients by helicopter to York (Pa.) Hospital and to investigate the accident scene, Fow said.

He said the driver and occupant of the vehicle were transported in critical condition.

He said the vehicle was registered to a McConnellsburg, Pa., business, which he declined to identify.

A state police spokesman said he was trying to find out more details about the victims and their conditions late Sunday.

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Southbound traffic was backed up several miles after the accident, and northbound traffic was routed off the interstate at Exit 3, causing it to back up into Maryland.

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