A single-car crash closed I-70 westbound for 3 hours Friday evening


One person and two dogs were in the car

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Md. (WDVM) — A single-vehicle crash along Interstate 70 near mile marker 9 closed both westbound lanes near Big Pool Friday evening. The crash occurred around 3:30 p.m.

Maryland State Police say the driver was in the left lane when he went to the shoulder where he struck guardrails on both sides of the road. The driver was transported to Meritus Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The two dogs in the car were taken to a veterinarian clinic just as a precaution.

The westbound lane was closed for a few hours but reopened around 6:30 p.m.

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