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Cumberland man seriously injured in I-70 crash

October 14, 2009

WILLIAMSPORT -- A Cumberland, Md., man was injured Wednesday morning in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 70, Maryland State Police said in a news release.

Westbound I-70 was closed for about an hour after the crash, which was reported at 8:45 a.m.

Police said Timothy Tyler Wilt, 23, was driving a 1996 Nissan Altima west on I-70 near the 22-mile marker, about midway between Williamsport and Clear Spring, when the vehicle drifted off the left side of the roadway.

Wilt overcorrected his steering, causing the Altima to leave the travel lanes and go off the right side of the road, police said. The car struck a concrete culvert and flipped onto its roof, police said.

Wilt, who was not wearing a seat belt, was taken by ambulance to Washington County Hospital for treatment of what police called severe injuries.

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A state police helicopter was on standby but was not needed, police said.

Westbound traffic was rerouted onto Md. 63 at Exit 24.


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