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Two-vehicle crash stops westbound I-70 traffic for about 30 minutes

April 04, 2011
  • Traffic was backed up on westbound Interstate 70 southeast of Hagerstown on Monday morning as police investigated a two-vehicle accident.
By Joe Crocetta/Staff Photographer

HAGERSTOWN — A man who was involved in a two-vehicle accident Monday morning on Interstate 70 near Hagerstown was taken to Meritus Medical Center to be treated for minor injuries, Maryland State Police said.

The condition of Ryan Wolinsky, 23, no listed address, was unavailable Monday afternoon because he was being treated in the emergency room, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Maryland State Police Cpl. J.P. Grinnan said he didn’t have specific details, but the accident occurred in the westbound lanes at about 10:30 a.m. when the Nissan Sentra that Wolinsky was driving drifted off I-70, then back on.

Traffic near the site of the accident, which was about a mile east of the intersection of I-70 and U.S. 40, was backed up for more than 30 minutes.

Police said they didn’t have the name of the driver of the second vehicle involved in the accident.

The Nissan came to rest facing east in the median. The second vehicle, a silver Buick, came to rest about 150 yards away facing east on the north shoulder of the highway.

Both of the cars were towed from the scene.

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