Man killed in I-70 crash is identified

Other driver remains in serious condition

October 10, 2001|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Maryland State Police released the name yesterday of the man who died as a result of injuries from a two-vehicle accident Monday on Interstate 70 in Howard County.

James V. Blevins, 23, of Ohio was pronounced dead at the scene after the tractor-trailer he was driving collided with a Mazda sport utility vehicle while both were traveling east on the interstate. A Howard County woman, Janet Stevenson, 56, of West Friendship, remained in serious but stable condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, a hospital spokeswoman said yesterday.

Police said they are investigating the cause of the collision, which sent both vehicles careening off the right shoulder. The 1994 truck plowed through a guardrail, down an embankment, smashed into a tree and flipped; the SUV smashed into a signpost and came to a stop after crashing into a tree, police said.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the collision, police said.

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