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Traffic snarled when two vehicles crash on I-70

October 15, 2012
  • Debris is seen from an accident on I-70 westbound.
By Joe Crocetta/Staff Photographer

Westbound Interstate 70 was closed Tuesday afternoon following a crash involving a dump truck and a sport utility vehicle, according to a Washington County 911 supervisor.

The accident occurred near the 32 mile marker just west of the interchange with U.S. 40 in Hagerstown.

The dump truck flipped and spilled a load of asphalt, the supervisor said.

State highway crews had to respond to the crash to clean up the asphalt, the supervisor said.

Devin Ray Repp, 19, of Clear Spring, was driving a 2002 Ford F-350 pick-up truck and was accelerating onto westbound I-70 from the eastbound U.S. 40 ramp when he lost control of the truck, state police said.

Repp’s truck entered I-70 and was struck by a 1999 Sterling dump truck driven by William Thomas Jones, 46, of Hagerstown, state police said.

Jones swerved in an attempt to avoid contact with Repp’s truck but the dump truck hit the pickup truck, state police.

The dump truck overturned several times, police said.

Repp was treated at the scene for minor injuries and Jones was taken to Meritus Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries, state police said.

Traffic backed up on roads like Dual Highway and Beaver Creek Road after the interstate was closed, the supervisor said.

The crash was reported at 2:26 p.m.

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