One man killed, another trapped as pickup overturns on I-70 ramp

May 21, 1999|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A pickup truck overturned on a ramp leading from Interstate 70 to Route 32 about a mile south of West Friendship last night, killing one man and trapping another, state police reported.

Sgt. Dan Austin of the Waterloo barracks said a 1993 Ford truck occupied by two men went out of control on the ramp from westbound I-70 to northbound Route 32 about 9: 40 p.m., crashed through a guardrail and tumbled down an embankment.

Austin said one occupant was pronounced dead at the scene and that Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue units worked for almost two hours to free the man trapped inside the truck.

He was taken by ambulance to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Police did not identify either man.

All lanes of the interstate remained open, but the ramp was closed until the rescue was completed, police said.

Pub Date: 5/21/99

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