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Police briefs - June 17

June 16, 2013

Woman, children treated following I-81 crash

A woman and two children were treated at Meritus Medical Center and released Sunday after a single-vehicle accident in the area of the ramp from eastbound U.S. 40 to northbound Interstate 81, west of Hagerstown, Maryland State Police said.

The interstate ramp was closed for about 30 minutes due to the accident, which was reported at about 11:15 a.m. Sunday, emergency services officials said.

— Julie E. Greene

Pa. Turnpike reopens after Sunday crash

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A five-mile stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Harrisburg was reopened following a crash involving a wrong-way driver.

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Officials closed all westbound lanes between mile markers 242 and 247 around 9:15 a.m. Sunday after a three-vehicle collision. All lanes were reopened about five hours later.

State police said the accident occurred when a car traveled eastbound on the westbound side of a bridge over the Susquehanna River.

The car collided with a tractor-trailer, which was then hit by another vehicle.

Police said one person was critically injured and two others were taken to a hospital.

Body of kayaker recovered from Md. river

KINGSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland authorities recovered the body of a kayaker from the Gunpowder River, one day after receiving a distress call.

The state Natural Resource Police said they recovered Daniel Travis Deamond on Sunday from a large debris pule at the Route 1 bridge.

Crews began searching for the 26-year-old Parkville, Md., man on Saturday afternoon after a 911 call came in for a water rescue.

The search was suspended at nightfall but resumed on Sunday morning, when crews with a crane cleared debris from the bridge and located the body.

It’ll be taken to the medical examiner’s office in Baltimore for an autopsy.

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