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Two people injured, one critically, in U.S. 40 crash east of Hagerstown

May 16, 2008

A Berkeley Springs, W.Va., man was ejected from a vehicle Thursday after his Chevrolet Camaro struck a tree and overturned on U.S. 40 east of Mount Lena Road, according to a Maryland State Police press release.

Mark Anthony Gladden, 32, and his passenger, Bradley Lane Jones, 45, were taken to Washington County Hospital for treatment, police said.

Jones was listed in critical condition and Gladden in serious condition this morning, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The accident happened Thursday about 6 p.m., police said. Gladden was westbound on U.S. 40 when he drove off the road and the vehicle struck an embankment on the north side of U.S. 40, police said. The Camaro traveled up the embankment, struck a tree and overturned, police said.

Numerous wrecks reported this morning

A rain that began Thursday evening and continues into this morning has made driving on Tri-State area roads hazardous.

Washington County Emergency Medical Services reported a number of wrecks on Interstate 70 this morning. However, all lanes of the interstate were open as of 8 a.m., authorities said.

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Emergency personnel responded to at least two traffic accidents in Berkeley County, W.Va., this morning.

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