Two people seriously injured.
Maryland State Police, in Hagerstown, are continuing their investigation of a vehicle crash involving an overturned tractor-trailer on I-70 that occurred Thursday morning.
It happened at Sharpsburg Pike when a Freightliner truck tractor, pulling a utility box trailer, loaded with bags of dog food, drifted off the road and struck a concrete bridge abutment. It then slid into a guardrail, crossed the off-ramp, drove through more guardrial and rolled about 60 feet down a steep embankment before coming to rest. Authorities said the driver, 57 year old Richard McKinney, and his 27 year old son, William Taylor, both of Sharpsville, Pennsylvania, were trapped in the truck and had to be extricated. Both sustained serious injuries and were flown to Shock Trauma in Baltimore. Approximately 200 gallons of diesel fuel spilled from the truck.
An inmate work crew, from the Maryland Correctional Training Center, assisted with the cleaning up of the dog food.