2017-05-31 / Police & Safety

Six injured in Rt. 40 crash

Six people were transported to area hospitals after a serious accident on Monday evening, May 29, just before 8:30 p.m. on National Pike west of Ernstville Road.

According to Maryland State Police, a 2007 Dodge Caravan was traveling east on Route 40 attempting to make a left turn into a private driveway when it pulled out in front of a 1997 Dodge Neon traveling west.

Police said both vehicles collided head on.

All three occupants of the Caravan – a juvenile male driver and two juvenile passengers --were transported by ambulance to Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown with non-life threatening injuries. Police did not release their names.

The driver of the Neon, Cody Stotler, 19, of West Virginia, was transported by a Maryland State Police helicopter to Western Maryland Regional Hospital in Cumberland, police said.

A second Maryland State Police helicopter transported both of the Neon’s two passengers, Levi Kesecker, 19, of West Virginia, and an unnamed juvenile passenger, to Baltimore Shock Trauma.

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