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Delays continued into the night on eastbound I-70 due to tractor-trailer crash

March 25, 2013

HANCOCK — Rescue workers and police worked for hours Monday night at the scene of a tractor-trailer crash on eastbound Interstate 70 near Hancock.

Adam Vanhorn, 25, of Lancaster, Ohio, was driving a 2013 Kenworth near the 3-mile marker when he went to the right side of the interstate and overturned on a guardrail about 5 p.m., according to Maryland State Police.

Vanhorn suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

A state police spokesman said Monday night that investigators were still trying to determine what caused Vanhorn to wreck.

The truck was hauling freight and rescue crews initially tried to upright the rig with the freight in it, but the trailer started falling apart, the state police spokesman said.

Another truck was then brought to the scene so workers could transfer the freight to that truck, police said.

One eastbound lane was shutdown while crews were working and officials were getting ready to shut both eastbound lanes Monday night to get the truck out of the area, police said.

Police said they expected to be working at the scene until about 10:15 p.m.

A Washington County 911 spokesman said there were few problems with traffic backups.

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