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One person taken to hospital after crash involving 3 vehicles, deer on Sharpsburg Pike

October 26, 2012
  • A Toyota sedan lies on its side following a three-vehicle accident Friday morning on Sharpsburg Pike (Md. 65) south of Roxbury Road. The driver was taken to Meritus Medical Center.
By Caleb Calhoun/Mobile Journalist

One person was taken to the hospital Friday morning following an accident involving a deer and three vehicles on Md. 65, also known as Sharpsburg Pike, south of Roxbury Road, Maryland State Police Trooper James Ardinger said.

The accident was reported about 6:30 a.m.

A van heading north on Sharpsburg Pike struck a deer running across the road, Ardinger said. The impact knocked the deer into the southbound lane and it was caught beneath a Ford pickup truck heading south on Sharpsburg Pike, he said. The driver of the pickup lost control of the vehicle and sideswiped a car heading northbound on Sharpsburg Pike, Ardinger said. The car, a Toyota, was knocked onto its side into a ditch at the side of the road.

Each vehicle had one occupant. The driver of the Toyota was taken to Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown, Ardinger said.

The deer died in the accident.

Sharpsburg Pike was closed until all the vehicles were towed away around 7:40 a.m.

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— Caleb Calhoun, Mobile Journalist

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