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Two hospitalized after accident on Md. 97 in Westminster early Monday

Two people have been hospitalized after an accident on Md. 97 in Westminster on Monday morning.

Around 6 a.m. Monday, a Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck lost control while traveling south on the highway about one-half mile south of Hook Road and spun out, according to Maryland State Police Cpl. Chris Mattingly. The Chevy went across the center line of the road into the northbound lane, where the vehicle struck the other vehicle, a Jeep, Mattingly said.

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The drivers of both vehicles were transported to hospitals. The pickup truck’s driver was airlifted to University of Maryland shock trauma in Baltimore, Mattingly said, while the driver of the Jeep was taken to Carroll Hospital. Their condition is unknown, Mattingly said. There were no passengers in either vehicle.

Maryland State Police and the Westminster Volunteer Fire Department responded.

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The road was blocked for about 90 minutes, Mattingly said, but has been cleared.

No charges have been filed, according to Mattingly, and the investigation is continuing.

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