Former local Ag teacher killed in I-68 accident

by Geoff Fox

A former Hancock High School Agriculture teacher was killed in a three-car accident on Interstate 68 last Tuesday morning.

According to Maryland State Police, troopers from the Hagerstown Barrack responded to the area of eastbound I-68 at the 75-mile marker, between Woodmont Road and the Sideling Hill Rest Area, just west of Hancock, for a motor vehicle collision involving three vehicles.

In a release, police said all three vehicles were traveling eastbound on the interstate in lane #2.

Traffic in front of the vehicles had come to a stop, police said, in front of a 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe driven by Timothy Allen Cosner, 53, of Oakland, Maryland.

A 2013 Kenworth tractor-trailer driven by 58-year old Christopher Scott Marshall, of Keyser came to a stop behind Cosner’s vehicle.

A 2000 Ford F-150, driven by Jamie Lynn Snider, 32, of Cumberland, failed to stop and struck the back of Marshall’s tractor-trailer, which then hit the back of Cosner’s vehicle.

Police said Snider was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Snider was the Ag teacher and track coach at Hancock High School from 2018 until 2020.

Timothy Cosner, his passenger Darlene Lovetta Cosner, 50, and Marshall were not injured in the collision.