3 hospitalized after hit-and-run crash near Hagerstown

Three people were hospitalized, two of which with serious injuries, after what police say may have been a collision of two drunk drivers in Hagerstown, Maryland.

The crash happened just before 3 a.m. in the Northbound lanes of Interstate 81 near mile marker 2. A man who was driving under influence hit a woman, who may have also been intoxicated, according to Maryland State Police.

A pick-up truck fled the scene after striking a vehicle at a high speed. Police said the truck was occupied by two men and the vehicle was found, with heavy damage to the front, traveling at 5 mph near the scene of the crash on I-81.

The pick-up truck’s driver, a 27-year-old Virginia man, was arrested for DUI.

The three people in the vehicle that was struck all had injuries of varying severity.

The driver, a 25-year old Pennsylvania woman, was taken to a hospital for treatment on her injuries.

The front seat passenger was the driver’s 33-year-old boyfriend, also from Pennsylvania. He was taken to a hospital in serious condition.

The back seat passenger was the driver’s 20-year-old step-sister from West Virginia. She was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

According to police, hospital staff told authorities that the 25-year-old driver had a blood alcohol level.

State Police told WTOP this crash was unrelated to the trucker convoy which was in Hagerstown Saturday night.

Below is the area where the crash took place:

WTOP’s Jessica Kronzer contributed to this report.

Andrew Alsbrooks

Andrew Alsbrooks is an Associate Producer at WTOP. Prior to joining WTOP, Andrew worked for NBC Washington and he currently works at NBC Sports Washington from time to time. Finding the “why” in every story is what drives him to put his best foot forward on any topic that faces him.

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