4-year-old twin dies after both sisters are hit by cars on I-70, police say


WASHINGTON COUNTY, Md. (WDVM) — State Police are investigating after two twin girls were hit by cars on I-70 Monday evening.

State Police said first responders were called to the westbound lanes of I-70 near Crystal Fall Drive just after 7:30 p.m. Investigators said a family was driving west when they pulled over to the right shoulder so that the children in the car could relieve themselves.

Investigators said the twins’ mother got out of the passenger side of the car and went to the back of the car. That’s when a teenage boy in the backseat of the car got out and ran across both lanes of I-70 westbound to the center median. Investigators said the two four-year-old girls ran toward their cousin in the median. That’s when investigators said both girls were hit by separate cars heading west.

State Police said one girl died from her injuries. The other twin was brought to Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital. There is no update on her condition.

State Police have not yet identified the family involved in incident. The collisions are still under investigation.


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