West Virginia man dies in one-car crash

May 13, 1991

State Police reported one traffic fatality over the weekend, a 26-year-old West Virginia man who was killed in a one-car accident in Washington County.

Danny Wayne Dick of Hedgesville, W. Va., was alone and traveling westbound in the fast lane of Interstate 70 about 8:42 p.m Friday when his 1986 Mercury Cougar drifted off the left side of the roadway and entered the shoulder adjacent to the median strip, police said.

Police said the car traveled nearly 275 feet along the shoulder before it struck a guardrail and overturned several times, ejecting Dick from the passenger side window. He landed in the center of I-70, just west of Bower Avenue.

Dick, who was not wearing a seat belt, was taken to Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, where he died at 12:46 p.m. Saturday, police said.

Police said alcohol and driver error contributed to the accident.

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