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Clear Spring man killed in crash on Independence Road

September 30, 2012

CLEAR SPRING — A Clear Spring man died at the scene of a Saturday night accident near the Hagerstown Speedway, according to a news release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Anthony Trela III, 52, of Clear Spring, died at the scene of the accident in the 13100 block of Independence Road, east of Clear Spring, police said.

His passenger, Lance Michael Turner, 28, of Hagerstown, was taken to Meritus Medical Center, where he was treated and released, according to the news release sent Sunday morning.

Trela was driving a 2002 Isuzu Rodeo north on Independence Road when the vehicle left the road and hit an embankment, causing it to roll over, police said.

The accident was reported to 911 at 11:37 p.m. Saturday, a Washington County 911 supervisor said.

The cause of the accident was still under investigation Sunday.

Independence Road reopened at 3:29 a.m. Sunday, Sgt. Daniel Faith said.

— Julie E. Greene

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