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Driver flown to hospital with 'severe injuries' after rollover crash on I-70

July 09, 2012|By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com
  • The driver of this Chevrolet pickup truck was airlifted to Meritus Medical Center on Monday morning after the truck went off Interstate 70 about three miles east of Clear Spring and rolled over onto its roof into the median.
By Caleb Calhoun/Mobile Journalist

CLEAR SPRING — A Hagerstown man was taken to the hospital by helicopter Monday morning after a vehicle overturned on Interstate 70 eastbound about three miles east of Exit 18 to Clear Spring, Trooper Phil Martin of the Maryland State Police said.

Jeffrie Bernard Jones, 58, was flown to Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown, according to a state police news release.

Meritus Medical Center does not release the conditions of patients to the media.

Martin said the driver of a Chevrolet pickup truck lost control of the truck while heading east on I-70, the truck then overturned, landing on its roof in the median.

The driver of the truck, the only person in the vehicle, was pulled from the vehicle and treated in an ambulance from Clear Spring Rescue Squad before being airlifted by a Maryland State Police helicopter, Martin said.

The driver had “severe injuries,” according to Martin.

Police later said Jones was in critical condition.

Eastbound I-70 was shut down after the 9:11 a.m. accident. The right lane reopened around 10 a.m. All lanes had reopened by 10:50 a.m., a Washington County Emergency Services supervisor said.

In addition to the Maryland State Police, Maryland State Highway Administration and the Clear Spring Rescue Squad ambulance, two firetrucks and an ambulance from Williamsport Volunteer Fire-EMS, two firetrucks from the Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Co. and one engine from Washington County Emergency Services Special Operations were on the scene.

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