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Four hurt in I-70 crash at Frederick County line

July 08, 2013

Eastbound Interstate 70 near the boundary between Washington and Frederick counties was closed for about 45 minutes Monday morning after a dump truck sideswiped a tractor-trailer that was parked on the shoulder of the road, according to Maryland State Police.

The disabled tractor-trailer, which was being driven by Lynn Gardner Dennis, 60, and hauling an oversized load, became disabled and stopped on the right shoulder, police said.

The 1998 Mitsubishi dump truck, being driven by John Enciu, 63, struck the tractor-trailer at about 8:35 a.m. as he was attempting to pass the rig, police said.

The dump truck overturned, slid forward and struck a Chevrolet Tahoe that was parked along the shoulder in front of the tractor-trailer, police said.

A passenger in the dump truck, Ioan Buhlea, 60, was flown to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, police said.

Buhlea was listed in good condition Monday evening, according to a shock trauma spokesman.

John Enciu and another passenger in the dump truck, Ilie Enciu, 50, were taken to Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, police said.

Nevin Lowdermilk, 69, the occupant of the Tahoe, also was taken to Meritus Medical Center.

The conditions of the others who were injured and addresses of those involved were not immediately available as the investigation into the crash continued, police said.

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