HANCOCK - A 39-year-old Cumberland, Md., man was killed early Friday on Interstate 70 near Hancock when he lost control of his pickup truck, Maryland State Police said in a news release.
Ernest Gene Mohler was pronounced dead following the 12:07 a.m. accident on eastbound I-70, east of Hancock, police said.
A passenger in the truck, Dale Franklin Wright II, 30, of Cumberland, was treated and released, police said.
A Washington County Hospital spokeswoman said Friday that there was no listing for Wright.
Police said Mohler was driving his 1990 Ford F-250 pickup truck east on the interstate when for an unknown reason, he left the roadway and drove into the median.
The truck struck a guardrail, causing it to overturn as it was veering back onto the roadway, police said. The truck flipped onto the driver's side and partially ejected Mohler, police said.