Accident Kills Two Teenagers In Washington County Thursday Night

The crash happened on I-81 at Rt 40

Hagerstown, Md. (DG) – An accident in Washington County Thursday night claimed the life of two teenagers.

Maryland State Police responded to Interstate 81 northbound at Route 40 for an accident involving a tractor trailer and a Lexus sedan. A preliminary investigation indicates the Lexus with three occupants, merged onto I-81 at a high rate of speed and crashed into the passenger cabin portion of a tractor trailer.

Killed in the accident was the driver of the Lexus identified as 17-year-old Tyler Josenhans from Hagerstown. The rear seat passenger was also killed. He was identified as 16-year-old Clayton Knode of Clear Spring.

The front seat passenger is Kannon Shives of Clear Spring. He was flown to Shock Trauma in Baltimore for treatment of his injuries.

The driver of the tractor trailer was not injuried.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.