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Frederick man killed in car crash

October 29, 2005|By Marlo Barnhart

HANCOCK - A 20-year-old Frederick, Md., man was killed Friday morning when his car crossed the eastbound lanes and the grass median of Interstate 68 west of Hancock and collided with a highway sign, then a dump truck, Maryland State Police said.

Daniel Wright was the driver of the 2001 Toyota Solara, according to Trooper 1st Class C.W. Faith, chief investigator on the 9:20 a.m. accident at the 72-mile marker on the west side of Sideling Hill.

Wright wasn't wearing a seat belt, Faith said in a written press release.

The car first hit a posted highway sign before striking the Maryland State Highway Administration dump truck head-on traveling westbound on I-68.

The dump truck was pulling a directional arrow board to warn westbound motorists of a highway crew collecting refuse in the median, police said.

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The driver of the dump truck was flown to Washington County Hospital by Maryland State Police medevac helicopter, said Kellie Boulware, spokeswoman for the State Highway Administration.

No information on the driver's name or condition was available Friday night.

Faith said the investigation into the accident is ongoing.

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