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2 killed in car wrecks

April 18, 2006|by ERIN CUNNINGHAM

WASHINGTON COUNTY

Two people died Monday in separate Washington County accidents.

A Newville, Pa., woman died Monday morning after falling asleep at the wheel while driving on Interstate 81, Maryland State Police said.

Josephine C. Gollick, 52, of 173 Country View Estate in Newville, was driving a 1998 Ford van north on I-81 when she lost control while rounding a curve in the road and drove into the median, police said.

Gollick struck a tree near Hagerstown Regional Airport in the crash that was reported at 5:04 a.m., a Washington County Emergency Services dispatcher said.

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Gollick, who was traveling alone, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Nine hours later, a man driving east on Interstate 70 near the Frederick County, Md., line was killed in a crash.

The man's name was being withheld pending notification of family late Monday, police said.

The man, 43, whose address was unknown, was driving east when he drove into the rear of a vehicle driven by Kim Singletary, 42, of Baltimore, police said.

The man drove over an embankment and crossed the median, police said. As the man's vehicle, a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt, crested the top of the embankment, it overturned onto its roof, police said.

The vehicle's roof was crushed, and the man suffered massive head injuries, police said.

The man's passenger was Robert Louis Stradford of Martinsburg, W.Va. Police said Stradford and Singletary were taken to Washington County Hospital.

Singletary was in the emergency room late Monday waiting to be evaluated and Stradford was in serious condition, a nursing supervisor said.

The driver was pronounced dead at Washington County Hospital.




Staff Writer Karen Hanna contributed to this story.

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