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Crashes delay I-81 traffic, send one to hospital

April 22, 2005|by BRIAN SHAPPELL

A pair of crashes Thursday evening on Interstate 81 delayed traffic and sent one man to a local hospital, Maryland State Police said.

Cpl. Jeff Kissner said two, two-vehicle crashes were reported within minutes of each other on I-81 near U.S. 40.

Kissner said the first crash was reported at 6:54 p.m. He said a 1987 Ford station wagon driven by Steven Hall, 18, of 16205 River Bend Court in Williamsport, collided with a 2003 Mack tractor-trailer driven by Gregory Miracle, 50, of Carlisle, Pa.

Kissner said the station wagon overturned and was left partially on the road and partially on the shoulder.

Hall was taken to Washington County Hospital for treatment of "minor injuries," Kissner said.

A Washington County Hospital spokeswoman said Hall was being treated in the emergency room, though his condition was not available late Thursday.

No charges were filed in the incident by Thursday evening, Kissner said.

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He said the second crash was "very minor."

Kissner said both motorists drove away from the scene and reported no injuries.

Kissner said specific information on the vehicles and motorists involved was not available Thursday.

Traffic along I-81 was delayed in that area for nearly 30 minutes, police said.

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