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Five vehicles in U.S. 340 accident

January 17, 2004|by

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A 20-year-old man was flown to Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., and four others were taken to a local hospital Friday after a five-vehicle accident on U.S. 340 in Charles Town, Sgt. Sam Harmon of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department said.

Harmon said the accident occurred when a Dodge Dakota driven by Stephan Dunn, 39, of Winchester, Va., rear-ended a Saturn driven by Bryan Mason, 20, of Winchester.

The accident, which happened in the south lanes of Route 340 at the traffic light at Wal-Mart, caused a chain reaction, Harmon said.

Mason was flown to Washington Hospital Center. His condition was not available as of late Friday night. Mason's passenger, Maggie Welch, 20, of Middletown, Va., was not taken to the hospital.

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Other vehicles involved in the crash were an Ford F-250 pickup driven by Steven Leonard of Charles Town, a Suzuki Sidekick driven by Marie Creamer of Millville, W.Va., and a Ford Ranger driven by Francis Campanella of Harpers Ferry, W.Va, Harmon said.

Creamer was treated at Jefferson Memorial Hospital and released, Harmon said. A juvenile in Creamer's car also was taken to the hospital, but no information was available on that person.

Campanella's wife, Helen, 56, was taken to Jefferson Memorial Hospital. She was treated and released, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Harmon said Dunn was charged with failure to maintain control of a vehicle.

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