June 30, 2011
Traffic on Interstate 81 was disrupted for about an hour Thursday morning following a single-vehicle accident. The southbound lanes and one northbound lane of I-81 near Falling Waters, W.Va., were closed following the accident at about 8:35 a.m., a Berkeley County Emergency Services supervisor said. The accident occurred near the 21.5-mile marker, about halfway between the Falling Waters/Marlowe and Spring Mills exits. Traffic in both directions was flowing smoothly again by about 9:45 a.m. Further information was not immediately available.
June 3, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- A tractor-trailer driver was run over by his own truck following an accident early Wednesday on Interstate 70, east of the U.S. 40 interchange, according to Maryland State Police. The accident was reported at 12:05 a.m., police said. Following the single-vehicle accident, the driver pulled onto the shoulder of the roadway and got out to inspect the air lines. The truck then rolled over him, police said. The unidentified driver was taken to Washington County Hospital for treatment of nonlife-threatening injuries, police said.
May 31, 2008
The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded Saturday morning to a single-vehicle accident in the Hancock area. Peter L. Bonafede Jr., 58, of 917 Stonebridge Drive in Lancaster, Pa., lost traction in his 1998 Ford F-150 pickup truck and left the road, according to a sheriff's department press release. The truck left the road and flipped onto its roof, deputies said. Investigators blamed the accident on rain and the steep slope of the road, deputies said. No serious injuries were reported.
November 25, 2006
WINCHESTER, Va. - A former Hagerstown woman was killed Thanksgiving Day in a single-vehicle accident on U.S. 522 south near Va. 127, Virginia State Police said Friday. Sandra Lee "Sandy" Johnston, 39, of Bloomery, W.Va., died in the accident, which occurred Thursday at 12:45 p.m., according to a dispatcher at the regional state police communications headquarters in Culpeper, Va. Johnston was a 1985 graduate of Smithsburg High School, and was the daughter of Richard and Etta Houser Johnston.
April 19, 2012
The Franklin County, Pa., coroner was called to the scene of a single-vehicle accident Thursday at the intersection of U.S. 11 and Rowe Road. An older man died of medical issues before the crash at the entrance to the Volvo Construction plant, according to Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner. The man was pronounced dead at 2:40 p.m., Conner said. Shippensburg, Pa., police are investigating the accident. At 4 p.m., Conner said he would not release the driver's name because his family had not yet been notified.
April 22, 2012
The slow lane of U.S. 340 east, just inside the Washington County line near mile marker 2, was closed for almost three hours Sunday due to a single-vehicle accident, authorities said. One person was taken to Frederick (Md.) Memorial Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries, authorities said. The accident was reported at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, according to Washington County Emergency Services. Maryland State Police responded to the accident. - Julie E. Greene
December 20, 2008
HANCOCK -- Maryland State Police were on the scene of two accidents involving five vehicles Saturday night near the Sideling Hill rest area of Interstate 68. A Washington County 911 dispatcher said the first accident was reported at 9:47 p.m. and that black ice conditions were reported in the area. Police said one of the accidents involved four vehicles and the other was a single-vehicle accident, all in the westbound lanes. No other information was available at 10:30 p.m., a trooper said.
November 13, 1996
FREDERICK, Md. - A Mount Airy, Md., man died Tuesday from injuries he suffered in a single-vehicle accident on Md. 144, just east of Woodville Road, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Department. Ralph Owen Weber, 69, was pronounced dead at the University of Maryland Hospital Shock Trauma Unit at 3:25 p.m. Tuesday, deputies said. The accident occurred about 1 p.m. Monday as Weber was traveling west on Md. 144. Weber's truck went off the road and onto the right shoulder before traveling down a drainage ditch and colliding with a large metal drain pipe, deputies said.
June 16, 2011
Longmeadow Road was closed off between Marsh Pike and Highlane Street Thursday morning due to a single-vehicle accident. The vehicle was upside down on the sidewalk on Longmeadow Road just past the intersection with Marsh Pike. Two firetrucks from the Longmeadow Volunteer Fire Company were on the scene in addition to the Maryland State Police and the Washington County Sheriff's Department. An ambulance from the Hagerstown Community Rescue Service was also on the scene.
November 8, 2005
A moped accident in Hagerstown left a youth dead Monday, according to the Hagerstown Police Department. Officers responded to a single-vehicle accident on Wilson Boulevard east of Summit Avenue around 3:15 p.m., according to a news release. Police said when officers arrived at the scene, they found a moped laid on its side. The driver had been thrown from the moped, police said. The driver was taken to Washington County Hospital and later pronounced dead from injuries received in the accident, police said.