Two injured when dump truck, car collide on I-70

August 08, 2011
  • Emergency personnel were at the scene of a rollover accident in the median of Interstate 70 near the Md. 65 (Sharpsburg Pike) exit early Monday afternoon.
By Caleb Calhoun/Mobile Journalist

HAGERSTOWN — Two people were injured Monday afternoon in an accident involving a dump truck and a Toyota Prius on Interstate 70 at Md. 65, Trooper Bowers of the Maryland State Police said.

The 12:50 p.m. accident occurred when the driver of the dump truck, which was in the left lane of I-70 westbound, attempted to move into the right lane, Bowers said. The dump truck collided with the Prius, which ran onto the median and overturned, he said.

The two people in the Prius were taken to Meritus Medical Center, Bowers said.

Firefighters from the Funkstown Fire Department as well as ambulances from Williamsport and the Volunteer Fire Co. of Halfway were on the scene.  

The left lane of westbound I-70 was closed to traffic until the accident was cleared up, and an eastbound lane also was shut down temporarily, police said.

The Prius was towed and the dump truck had been driven away by around 1:45 p.m.


- Caleb Calhoun, Mobile Journalist

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