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Four Vehicle Mishap Snarls US 40 in Washington County

October 1st, 2019 by WCBC Radio

Type of Incident: Motor Vehicle Collision

Date and Time:  10/1/19 @ 0739hrs

Location: Rt 40 @ Cool Hollow Road, Washington County Maryland. 


     1.  2009 GMC Truck

     2. 2016 Ford F150 Truck

     3. 2017 Hyundai Tuscon

     4. 2019 Hyundai Kona


  1. Joshua Kent Myers 19 yoa, from Keedysville, MD    Not Transported
  2. Bonnie Rose Sowers  35 yoa, from Smithsburg, MD  Transported to Meritus Medical Center

3.   Tara Renee Allison 37 yoa, from Berkeley Springs, WV Flown To Shock Trauma by Trooper 3

4.   Jodi Lynn Boersig  58 yoa from Hagerstown MD  Transported to Meritus Medical Center


  On 10-1-19 at approximately 0739hrs Troopers and Fire/Medical personnel responded to Rt 40 at Cool Hollow road for a serious motor vehicle collision.    The investigation revealed that Vehicle #1 (09 GMC Truck) was traveling westbound on Rt 40 directly behind Vehicle #2 (16 Ford F150).  Vehicle 2 slowed to make a left turn onto Cool Hollow Road.  The driver of Vehicle 1 was not giving full time and attention while driving and subsequently struck the rear of Vehicle 2 which forced Vehicle 2 into the eastbound lane of Rt 40 where it struck Vehicle 3 head-on.  Vehicle 2 and 3 then spun counterclockwise and were then struck by Vehicle 4. 


      Rt 40 remained closed for approximately 2.5 hours to complete the investigation.  A State Police Reconstructionist responded to assist. 

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