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Woman, 19, critical after I-70 accident

November 20, 2005

FREDERICK, Md. - A Hagerstown woman involved in a fatal accident on Friday on Interstate 70 west of Frederick remains in critical condition at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, a spokeswoman said Saturday.

Jennifer Sikes, 19, was flown to the trauma center after the three-vehicle accident, Maryland State Police in Frederick said.

Police said Surajudeen Ayinla Banwo, 59, of Bowie, Md., died from his injuries.

Banwo's 14-year-old son, a passenger, was flown to John Hopkins Pediatric Center, where he underwent surgery for a fractured leg, police said Friday.

Police said the 1997 Mitsubishi driven by Sikes and a 1998 BMW driven by Banwo collided head-on.

The third vehicle, a 1997 Ford pickup truck, struck debris from the collision, police said. The driver, Benjamin Myers of Smithsburg, was not injured, police said.

Police are investigating the accident.

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