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Man still critical following Tuesday crash on Md. 491

October 02, 2003|by BRIAN SHAPPELL

A 75-year-old man injured in a Tuesday afternoon crash near Smithsburg remained in critical condition Wednesday at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Hagerstown-based Maryland State Police Lt. Greg Johnston said no charges were filed in connection with a 1:08 p.m. crash on Md. 491 involving a minivan driven by John Anderson, 75, of Baltimore, and a lumber truck driven by Steven Presley, 55, of Waynesboro, Pa.

Johnston said the investigation is continuing.

"Obviously, the investigating officer (Trooper 1st Class Russ Plante) hasn't had an opportunity to interview Mr. Anderson yet," Johnston said.

Police said Anderson, who was southbound, drove his 2002 Chrysler Town & Country minivan over a concrete median and skidded into a northbound lane of traffic instead of continuing around a turn in the road. The minivan hit the back cab area of Presley's 1992 Peterbilt truck and bounced back into the southbound lane.

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Wesley refused treatment for minor injuries, police said.

The crash closed a portion of Md. 491 for several hours as a Washington County hazardous materials team cleaned up diesel fuel that leaked from the truck.

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