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N.J. man dies after Interstate 81 crash

November 25, 2002

HALFWAY - The driver of a 1996 Chevrolet Blazer involved in an accident on Interstate 81 Saturday afternoon died of his injuries Sunday at Washington County Hospital.

William R. Milich, 40, of Wanaque, N.J., was taken to Washington County Hospital in critical condition after the 12:24 p.m. accident, Maryland State Police said. he died at 3:22 p.m. Sunday.

The accident occurred when a tractor-trailer cut off the Blazer, causing it to flip over, police said.

As of Sunday night, the identity and location of that tractor-trailer and its driver were unknown as the vehicle apparently didn't stop after the Blazer was forced off the road, police said.

The passenger in the Milich vehicle, Susan M. Nevoso, 48, was also taken to Washington County Hospital, where her condition on Sunday was fair, hospital officials said.

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Police said a flatbed tractor-trailer moved into the Blazer's lane on I-81 near the Halfway Boulevard interchange. Milich swerved to the left to avoid the tractor-trailer, but lost control. The Blazer rolled over three times and came to rest upside down in the median, police said.

Nevoso's left leg was fractured when it went through the passenger window and the Blazer rolled over onto it, police said.

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