A Hagerstown man was killed and five other men were injured Wednesday morning in a crash at the intersection of Md. 66 and Interstate 70, Maryland State Police said.
Clifford J. Rice, 72, was killed when the 2003 Chevrolet Custom van in which he was riding drove into the path of a tractor-trailer, Trooper 1st Class Michael Ford said.
The driver of the van and four other passengers were taken to hospitals following the 7:30 a.m. accident.
Two of the passengers in the van, Jack Finniff, 63, of Hagerstown, and Gardner Stewart, 64, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., were flown by helicopter to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Finniff was listed in critical, but stable condition, and Stewart was listed in critical condition, a hospital spokeswoman said.
The driver of the van, Robin Poffenberger, 72, of Hagerstown, and two other passengers, Dennis Kendle, 65, of Hagerstown, and Gary Gruber, 63, of Clear Spring, were taken to Washington County Hospital.