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Woman dies in accident on I-70

January 18, 2004|from staff reports

A 24-year-old Hagerstown woman died early Saturday morning after hitting a guardrail in the eastbound lane of Interstate 70 in Frederick County, Maryland State Police in Frederick said.

Police said Paige Elizabeth Andrews, of 1121 Lindsay Lane in Hagerstown, lost control of the 1990 Ford Taurus she was driving, went off the road east of the South Mountain rest area, hit the guardrail and continued east for approximately a half mile.

Andrews died at the scene, police said.

Police do not know why Andrews lost control of the car. She was not wearing a seat belt, police said.

Andrews, a 1997 graduate of North Hagerstown High School, was the daughter of Darren R. Andrews of Hagerstown and Deborah D. (Bartles) Stevenson of Hagerstown.

Andrews was attending Hagerstown Community College and worked as an Early Childhood Educator at the Hagerstown YMCA. She was a member of Christ's United Church of Christ in Hagerstown, according to her obituary.

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Attempts to reach her family Saturday were unsuccessful.

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