3 hospitalized after accident near Hagerstown

Three people were hospitalized after, according to police, a collision between two drunk drivers in Hagerstown.

Three people were hospitalized, two of whom were seriously injured, after police said there may have been a collision between two drunk drivers in Hagerstown, Maryland.

The crash happened just before 3 a.m. on the north lane of Highway 81 near mile 2. According to Maryland police, a man who was driving under the influence of alcohol beat a woman who may also have been intoxicated.

The pickup truck fled the scene, crashing into a car at high speed. Police said there were two men in the truck, and the vehicle was found with severe damage to the front, which was moving at a speed of 5 miles per hour near the crash site on I-81.

The pickup driver, a 27-year-old Virginia resident, was arrested for DUI.

Three people who were in the car that was shot down received injuries of varying severity.

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

The passenger in the front seat was a 33-year-old guy driver, also from Pennsylvania. He was taken to hospital in critical condition.

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

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

State police told WTOP that the accident was not related a convoy of truckers stationed in Hagerstown Saturday night.

The following is the area where the accident occurred:

Jessica Kronzer of WTOP contributed to this report.

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