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One Dead in Three Vehicle Accident on Rt. 140

Rt. 140 was closed for hours Friday afternoon.

One person is dead as a result of a three-vehicle collision on MD Rt. 140 between Sandymount Road and Bethel Road Friday afternoon. A Maryland State Police representative confirmed that a 71-year-old man died in the accident that happened at about 2 p.m.

An article in the Carroll County Times reports that a maroon car was traveling west on MD 140 when it crossed the median and struck another car traveling east on MD 140.  After striking the eastbound car, the maroon car then collided with a pick-up truck, also traveling east on Md. 140, according to the Times report.

Each vehicle had one occupant according to the Times.

The accident shut down MD 140 in both directions while the state police Medevac helicopter landed and police conducted an investigation.

This article will be updated as police release more details.

CHARLES November 03, 2012 at 04:11 PM
first and foremost my heart goe's out to the family and friends of the deceases gentleman ! ROUTE 140 TO 795 SHOULD HAVE A BARRIER INSTALLED SIMILAR TO THE NEW ONES ON 795,THIS WOULD PREVENT SUCH FATALITIES!!!!!!!!!!
rich b November 14, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Don't need more barriers. Can't prevent everything. Those barriers they put up look like garbage and are not worth the money they cost. Heart goes out to the family, sorry for your loss.
rich b November 14, 2012 at 05:03 PM
Plus, they prevent police, fire and rescue from making u turns when needed in important calls. This type of accident happens once every few years. Life and death calls are dispatched multiple times a week......................more lives save with those silly barriers.
brown December 05, 2012 at 01:04 AM
Well Rich b....not once every few years...just witness an accident on 140 multi car and once again the passenger and young mother died.....barriers may look like garbage...but if it saves just 1 life it's worth it

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