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Ohio trucker dies in I-70 crash

July 24, 2002

FREDERICK, Md. - An Ohio trucker died Tuesday in a 5:45 p.m. accident on eastbound Interstate 70 west of Mussetter Road in New Market, Md., Maryland State Police said.

Kurt W. Slee, 61, of Holland, Ohio, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two tractor-trailers were traveling in the slow lane of I-70 when police said a Volvo rig driven by Slee ran into the rear of a Ford tractor-trailer, driven by Martin Olaitan Otusajo, that was traveling below the posted speed limit of 65 mph.

The impact caused the tandem wheels to separate from the Ford rig, police said.

Otusajo, 39, of Woodstock, Md., was uninjured, police said.

The accident is still under investigation, police said.

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