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Two drivers die in separate wrecks - UPDATE

April 18, 2006|By ERIN CUNNINGHAM

WASHINGTON COUNTY

Two people died Monday in separate Washington County accidents.

Josephine C. Gollick, 52, of 173 Country View Estate in Newville, died Monday morning after falling asleep at the wheel while driving on Interstate 81, Maryland State Police said.

Nine hours later, Steward Wesley Frazier, 43, of 26 Price Drive #2B in Martinsburg, W.Va. was killed while driving east on Interstate 70 near the Frederick County, Md.

Gollick 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.

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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.

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

Nine hours later, Frazier was driving east on Interstate 70 near the Frederick County, Md. when he drove into the rear of a vehicle driven by Kim Singletary, 42, of Baltimore, police said.

Frazier drove over an embankment and crossed the median, police said. As his 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 Frazier suffered massive head injuries, police said.

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

Singletary was treated at the hospital and released and Stradford was listed in serious condition this morning, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Frazier was pronounced dead at Washington County Hospital.




Staff Writer Karen Hanna contributed to this story.

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