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Two tractor-trailers collide

January 13, 2003

HANCOCK - A tractor-trailer loaded with hazardous materials collided with another tractor-trailer Friday on Sideling Hill west of Hancock, Maryland State Police in Hagerstown said.

A 1999 Mack truck driven by Curtis Allen of Chambersburg, Pa., was traveling east on Interstate 68 at about 3:25 p.m. when the truck rear-ended a 2000 Freightliner truck driven by Eugene Campbell of Whiteville, N.C., police said.

Allen, who believes he might have fallen asleep, was charged with failure to control speed to avoid a collision, police said.

The collision caused heavy damage to the Freightliner's trailer, but the Mack truck's trailer - which held hazardous materials - was not damaged, police said.

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Allen, 41, and Campbell, 30, were transported to Cumberland Memorial Hospital in Allegany County with minor injuries. One lane of Interstate 68 was closed for about two hours.

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