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Police say man responsible for U.S. 40 crash suffered a medical emergency

November 02, 2011

HUYETTS CROSSROADS — A man responsible for a hit-and-run collision involving two vehicles Wednesday afternoon will not be charged because he suffered a medical emergency at the time of the crash, according to Maryland State Police.

Robert Martin, 73, whose address was not listed, suffered from a diabetic emergency at the time of the collision, which sent three people to Meritus Medical Center with minor injuries, police said in a news release.

Due to his medical condition, Martin was not charged for causing the collision, police said.

The crash occurred at about 1:17 p.m. on U.S. 40, or National Pike, near Smithfield Farm Lane, just west of Huyetts Crossroads, police said.

A Toyota operated by Martin was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes when it struck a 2004 Dodge Dakota driven by Pamela Dunn, 55, of Hagerstown, police said.

The Toyota left the scene and was later located in the area of West Washington Street by deputies from the Washington County Sheriff's Office, police said.

Martin, Dunn and a passenger in the Toyota, Leitha McElroy, 70, of Hagerstown, were taken to the medical center for treatment.

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