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Police brief

October 05, 2009

Pa. man seriously hurt in Interstate 68 crash



HANCOCK - A Pennsylvania man ejected from his vehicle after an early Sunday crash on Interstate 68 was flown by helicopter to Washington County Hospital with very serious injuries, Maryland State Police said.

Brian Steven Justice, 42, of Clearville, Pa., was found on the eastbound shoulder of the interstate when troopers arrived at the scene of the 7:03 a.m. accident.

The investigation revealed Justice had been traveling westbound when his 1996 Toyota Camry hit the guardrail in the westbound center median at the 74-mile marker, police said.

No other vehicles were involved, police said.

The Maryland State Police medevac helicopter from Cumberland was summoned to transport Justice to Washington County Hospital. His condition at midday Sunday was critical.

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Hospital records on Sunday night indicated that he had been transferred to another hospital.

Police said it was expected he would be transferred to the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Trooper 1st Class C.W Faith of the Maryland State Police of the Hagerstown barrack is the lead investigator.

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