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.
March 8, 2013
Westbound Interstate 70 was shut down between Exit 24 and Interstate 81 due to a single-vehicle accident, a Washington County 911 dispatcher said. Occupants of the vehicle were being checked for minor injuries, the dispatcher said. The accident occurred about 3:35 p.m. in the westbound lanes, the dispatcher said. At 4:15, traffic was backed up past the exit for Md. 65, according to motorist. I-70 was reopened at 4:30 p.m.
June 1, 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.
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.
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
February 7, 2013
A helicopter has been called to a single-vehicle accident that was reported at about 1 p.m. Thursday near Hancock, a Washington County Emergency Services supervisor said. The supervisor said the accident occurred at the No. 1 exit from Interstate 70, which is where U.S. 522 and the highway intersect. One lane of U.S. 522 was been shut down to traffic. Further details were 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.
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.
July 31, 2013
A Waynesboro man was killed in a Wednesday morning vehicle crash south of town. Alfred V. Balsam, 46, of 119 N. Broad St. was pronounced dead at the scene of the single-vehicle accident at 15015 Wayne Highway, Washington Township, Pa., police said. The crash occurred at about 5:30 a.m., police said. Police were continuing to investigate the accident near Iron Bridge Road. Wayne Highway, or Pa. 316 South, is a connector road between Waynesboro and Hagerstown.