FREDERICK, Md. -A Frederick man was airlifted to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center on Friday after a three-vehicle crash in the eastbound lane of Interstate 70 near Bartholows Road, according to Tfc. Joshua Arnold of the Frederick barrack of the Maryland State Police.
Jose Guillermo Zeleya-Mejia, 27, was transported by state police helicopter for injuries sustained when the 2000 Toyota 4Runner he was driving was struck head-on by a 1995 Pontiac Bonneville driven by Antonio Jerome Moore, 25, of Baltimore, Arnold said. Zeleya-Mejia's vehicle then was rear-ended by a 2000 GMC pickup truck driven by Alan Sabatini, 44, of Mount Airy, Md.
Zeleya-Mejia was treated at the center and later released, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
Moore had been traveling west on I-70, but had attempted to cross the median at a turnaround reserved for emergency vehicles so that he could head east, Arnold said. Ice and snow on the turnaround caused Moore to lose control of his car, which struck Zeleya-Mejia's vehicle, Arnold said.