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Frederick County Parks and Recreation is hosting their annual Battlefield Half Marathon and Relays today.
The 13.1 mile race starts at the Kernstown Battlefield in Winchester at 8 am.
The course then travels along a scenic stretch of Middle Road which will be closed 7:45 am- 11:00 am.
Portions of Apple Valley, Germany, Shady Elm, Springdale Road and Saratoga Drive will also be closed for the race so plan to take an alternative route if traveling through the area.
Awards will be given for the top competitors individually and relay teams with the top male and female finisher’s taking home $750.
Wednesday afternoon, a Winchester Police officer crashed his 2021 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor into the rear end of a civilian vehicle.
This then caused a chain reaction leaving four vehicles damaged and sent one person to Winchester Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
The accident occurred at the intersection of Valley Pike and Apple Valley Road.
The traffic light was green but traffic slowed and the officer did not stop in time.
The accident heavily damaged the police cruiser while the three civilian vehicles had minimal damage.
Traffic was halted for roughly 45 minutes before WPD restored traffic flow.
LT. Frank Myrtle identified Officer J. Bahl as the driver of the police vehicle and determined the department will conduct an administrative review.