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Three injured in head-on crash at U.S. 40 intersection, west of Hagerstown

November 13, 2011

Two people were flown to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with life-threatening injuries and another person was taken to Meritus Medical Center on Sunday morning after a head-on collision with entrapment at U.S. 40 and Md. 144 west of Hagerstown, Maryland State Police said.


The intersection and U.S. 40 in both directions were reopened around 8 a.m. Sunday after being closed for six hours after the accident, state police said. The accident was reported at 1:59 a.m. Sunday, state police said.


A westbound Mitsubishi passenger vehicle crossed the center line and hit a Saturn sport utility vehicle head-on, according to an email from state police.


The cause of the accident was still being investigated, state police said.


— Julie E. Greene

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