One Dead and One Injured in Crash in Garrett County

On woman is dead and a man is injured following a crash in Garrett County. According to Maryland State Police, troopers are continuing their investigation into a single-vehicle fatal crash that occurred Tuesday morning March 24th in Garrett County. The deceased victim is identified as Michele Gibson, 51, of Dundalk, Md. She was pronounced deceased by emergency medical services personnel at the scene. An injured victim is identified as Samuel Cirigliano, 45, of Baltimore, Md. He was a passenger in the vehicle driven by Gibson. Cirigliano was transported by ambulance to UPMC Western Maryland in Cumberland for treatment of injuries.  Shortly before 9:30 a.m. today, Maryland State Police at the McHenry Barracks were dispatched to the report of a vehicle crash on westbound I-68 near Grantsville. Responding troopers found the crash involved one vehicle, identified as a 2003 Suzuki KL7 SUV.  The preliminary investigation indicates the vehicle was westbound on I-68 when, for reasons unknown at this time, the vehicle left the roadway and sideswiped the median guardrail before coming back across the three travel lanes and striking the guardrail on the right shoulder. The vehicle crossed a drainage ditch, struck and embankment and overturned, before coming to rest on its wheels back on the right shoulder of the interstate.  The driver was ejected from the vehicle. Investigators do not believe the driver was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.  MDOT State Highway Administration personnel responded to assist with two right lane closures. The left lane remained open throughout the investigation at the scene. The Maryland State Police Crash Team is continuing the investigation.