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Baltimore man airlifted from scene of I-68 crash

January 05, 2011|HANCOCK

HANCOCK — A Baltimore man was flown by helicopter to Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown after a two-vehicle crash that closed westbound I-68 Tuesday afternoon, Maryland State Police said.

The crash occurred at 3:09 p.m. when a Subaru Outback driven by 78-year-old Walter Sanders of Baltimore struck the rear of a tractor-trailer in the right-hand lane, police said. Police said Sanders’ vehicle moved from the left lane, across the second lane and into the furthest right-hand lane before hitting the tractor-trailer.
 
The truck was traveling at a reduced speed due to the incline of the road, police said.

The westbound lanes were closed to allow a state police medevac helicopter to land, police said. Traffic started moving again about 45 minutes later, police said.

Sanders was registered in the emergency room Wednesday morning, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The truck driver, Roger Jaszkowski, 47, of Stockbridge, Mich., was not injured, police said.

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