Woman Killed After Being Struck By Vehicle Along I-70 Near New Market

The highway was closed for several hours for a police investigation & cleanup.

New Market, Md. (KM) – One person died early Saturday morning after being struck by a vehicle along Interstate 70 near New Market.

At around 2:37 AM, Maryland State Police say they were notified of concrete along I-70 near the Route 75 bridge, and several vehicles were disabled as a result of concrete and metal falling from the span Troopers say an unknown vehicle struck the bridge over I-70 westbound and continued traveling.

An occupant of one of the disabled vehicles got out and was struck by a Toyota Corolla which was traveling westbound. . That person was pronounced dead at the scene. State Police are only identifying her as a 25-year-old Martinsburg, West Virginia woman.

Authorities say the both directions of I-70 near the Route 75 bridge were closed for about three hours for an investigation of the crash, and cleanup. Traffic was diverted.

Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration conducted an inspection of the Route 75 bridge over I-70, and determined it was safe for vehicles to travel on.

By Kevin McManus