Three taken to hospital after I-70 crash near Sharpsburg Pike

August 09, 2013|By CALEB CALHOUN |
  • A three-vehicle accident has closed a stretch of eastbound Interstate 70 near the Sharpsburg Pike exit. An overturned Toyota pickup truck is across parts of the two eastbound lanes.
By Caleb Calhoun, Staff Writer

Three people were taken to the hospital following a multivehicle accident Friday morning on eastbound Interstate 70 near the Sharpsburg Pike exit, according to Maryland State Police.

Warren Carryl, 32, of Hagerstown, the driver of one of the three vehicles involved in the crash, was thrown from his car, police said. 

The accident was the second in two days in which a person was ejected from a vehicle on I-70 in Washington County.

The accident occurred at about 7:30 a.m. near Exit 29 of Sharpsburg Pike, when a Toyota pickup truck coming from the ramp off Sharpsburg Pike onto I-70 eastbound spun out of control on the wet roadway, Trooper Andre Butler said.

The pickup, driven by Walter Cunningham, 79, of Hagerstown stopped horizontally across both lanes of the interstate, where it was struck by a Nissan Altima driven by Danielle Martin, 26, of Mercersburg, Pa., police said.

The impact caused the pickup to overturn, after which it was struck again by a Honda driven by Carryl, police said. 

State police 1st Sgt. Kevin Lewis said that the driver of the Honda was ejected from the car. Butler said that the injured driver was conscious when emergency personnel arrived.

All three of the injured — the drivers of the pickup truck and the Honda, and an unidentified child who was a passenger in the Honda — were taken by ambulance to Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Lewis said.

All of the eastbound lanes of the interstate were closed at Md. 65 following the 7:30 a.m. accident. One eastbound lane was reopened at about 8 a.m.

A Cumberland, Md., woman, who was ejected through the rear of a 2001 Ford Explorer, was killed Thursday afternoon in a single-vehicle accident apparently caused by a tire blowout on Interstate 70 near St. Paul Road in Clear Spring.

Front-seat passenger Brenda Dailey Adams, 50, was not wearing a seat belt, according to state police. 

The vehicle’s operator Raymond Butts, 39, also of Cumberland, Md., was taken by ambulance to Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown.

Butts appeared to have been wearing a seat belt and was in stable condition at the time of transport, police said.

Staff Writer Matthew Umstead contributed to this story.

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