The accident happened when children ran across the interstate in Washington County
Hagerstown, Md. (DG – Interstate 70 near Boonsboro was shut down Monday night after children were struck by vehicles in Washington County.
At around 7:30 PM Maryland State Police responded to I-70 Westbound near Crystal Falls Drive for an accident involving twin girls being struck by vehicles.
The initial investigation reveals that a family was traveling on the roadway when they pulled onto the right shoulder so that the children could relieve themselves. After stopping on the shoulder, the mother of the young girls got out the car and went to the rear of the vehicle. At that time the back seat male teenage passenger exited the vehicle and ran across both lanes of 70 westbound to the center median. A short time later, two 4 year old girls got out of the car and ran toward the teenage cousin that was in the center median. While doing so, both girls were struck by separate vehicles traveling on 70-westbound.
One 4 yr. old was transported to Meritus Medical Center where she was pronounced dead. The other twin 4-year-old girl was flown by Trooper 3 to John Hopkins Children’s Hospital.
I-70 westbound was shut down for three hours. The collision is under investigation