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Rig jackknifes on interstate

September 20, 2002

Truck driver Ronald Maryland, seated, is checked out Thursday afternoon by Williamsport Volunteer Rescue Co. Paramedic Bill Garcia after Maryland's tractor-trailer jackknifed on Interstate 70 west of Hagerstown.

A resident of Griffin, Ga., Maryland, 31, was treated at Washington County Hospital and released, hospital officials said.

Trooper 1st Class J.D. Crawford of the Maryland State Police said the rig was eastbound at the 24-mile marker at 1:14 p.m. when it skidded on the wet road and went into the median. It came to rest in the median but was partially blocking the eastbound fast lane.

Moments after the first wreck, an eastbound car slowed for the accident and was hit from behind by another vehicle that was unable to stop in time, police said.

Neither driver was treated at Washington County Hospital in that incident, hospital officials said.

Vernon K. Garland, 49, of 315 Main St., Bridgeport, Ohio, was cited for following too closely, police said.

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