MSP Investigating Two Vehicle Crash That Left 4 Hospitalized

Maryland State Police are investigating a two vehicle crash that sent four people to the hospital. According to MSP on September 5, 2021, at approximately 9pm the Maryland State Police Cumberland Barrack received a call of a vehicle in lane one of eastbound Interstate 68 at the 69-mile marker. A trooper was dispatched, however, while the trooper was still enroute, MSP Cumberland received a call from the Allegany County 911 Center who advised they received a call that there was more than one vehicle crashed in that area. Upon arrival, the trooper located two vehicles in lane 1. EMS had been alerted and arrived on scene. Trooper 5 and another rescue helicopter were dispatched to transport the two occupants of vehicle one to Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland with non-life-threatening injuries. Two occupants of the second vehicle were transported to University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Cumberland, MD with non-life-threatening injuries. The roadway east and west bound I-68 were close for an extended period of time in order to accommodate the rescue helicopters. It appeared as if vehicle number one crashed into a guardrail and was disabled in lane one and vehicle number two struck vehicle one. It was reported that vehicle number one was in the roadway and appeared to be disabled but there were no lights on the vehicle, so it was difficult to see. The westbound lanes of I-68 were opened after both helicopters departed. The eastbound lanes of I-68 were opened shortly after OK Towing and Lucky 13 Towing removed the vehicles. All lanes in both directions are now open.