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Fatal accident in Hagerstown

May 19th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

On Friday just after 5 p.m. a 2001 Honda Civic driven by Jon Gauss Jr 22 of Cascade MD crossed over the N/B center line of Rt. 491 north of Rt. 64 for an unknown reason.  A Federal Express tractor and trailer, driven by James Frey 50 of Boonsboro MD, was traveling S/B on Rt. 491 and struck the Honda Civic head on.  The collision caused the driver of the Civic to be fully ejected from the vehicle.  The driver of the Civic was determined to be deceased at the scene. The driver of the tractor trailer sustained no injures during the collision.  Rt. 491 was closed to vehicular traffic for approximately four hours.  During that time, traffic was rerouted on fruit tree Drive.  The accident is being investigated by TFC Bowers of the Maryland State Police. 


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