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Police say most accidents were minor

January 25, 2004|by JULIE E. GREENE

julieg@herald-mail.com

A tractor-trailer jackknifed on Interstate 70 on South Mountain Saturday morning and two Hagerstown men were injured when the car they were in hit a concrete barrier as the driver was doing donuts, police said.

Most of the weather-related accidents Saturday were minor, Tri-State area police said.

Ryan Cavanaugh and Jonathan Monninger, both 21 and of Hagerstown, were admitted to Washington County Hospital on Saturday morning after the 1994 Chevrolet Cavalier in which they were back seat passengers struck a concrete barrier, said Sgt. Johnny Murray of the Hagerstown Police Department.

Their conditions were not available Saturday night, a hospital spokesman said.

They were not wearing seat belts, Murray said.

The driver was doing donuts, or spinning the car around, in the parking lot of the former Ames Department Store along Dual Highway shortly before 7 a.m. when the car hit a concrete sign post, Murray said.

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Kyle James Ramsey, 21, of Hagerstown, was cited for reckless driving, Murray said. He was wearing a seat belt.

Around 8:22 a.m., a 2002 Freightliner tractor-trailer heading east on a snow-covered I-70 jackknifed at South Mountain in Frederick County, Md., Maryland State Police said.

The tractor-trailer overturned and hit the center median, according to a police report.

The driver, Raymont L. Felder, 25, of Belcamp, Md., had to be freed from the wreckage before being taken to Washington County Hospital, police said. Felder was treated and released, a hospital spokesman said.

The tractor was owned by Swift Transportation and the trailer was owned by MS Carriers Inc., the police report said.

The police report did not say whether I-70 was shut down due to the accident.

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