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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.

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