Indiana man killed in I-68 tractor-trailer accident

by Geoff Fox

A man from Indianapolis, Indiana, was killed early Saturday morning when the tractor-trailer he was driving overturned near Sandy Mile Road on Interstate 68.

According to Maryland State Police, just after 5 a.m. on Saturday, March 26, Troopers from the Hagerstown Barack responded to a motor vehicle collision on westbound I-68 at the 77-mile marker.

Upon arriving at the scene, the first Trooper located the 2019 Peterbilt tractor-trailer off the roadway and overturned.

Police said the driver was the only occupant of the tractor-trailer and pronounced deceased at the scene. No other vehicles were involved in the collision.

Preliminary investigation revealed the tractor-trailer was traveling westbound on the interstate in the are of the Sandy Mile Road overpass, just west of Hancock when 39-year old Harpal Singh traveled off the right side of the roadway for an unknown reason and overturned.

Police said the roadway remained open during the investigation.

The investigation is still ongoing with Maryland State Police Advanced Collision Investigator TFC Socks investigating. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hagerstown Barrack at 301-766-3800.