Two Accidents in Frederick County, Four Individuals Taken to the Hospital
22 May 2017 News
Two accidents occurred on the morning of May 19 in Frederick County, resulting in four individuals being taken to the hospital. Around 9:20am a two vehicle collision occurred on Northwestern Pike, Route 50. A truck traveling westbound was being driven by Tiffany M. Weister, a 26 year old from West Virginia. The truck crossed the center line of the road and collided with an SUV. The driver of the SUV was 54 year old Todd J. Hollingsworth, of West Virginia.
Reportedly Weister and her passenger, 32 year old Jason W. Sharaey, of Maryland were both taken to the hospital for injuries sustained. A passenger in the SUV, 44 year old Tanya Twig of West Virginia was taken to the hospital as well. Hollingsworth and another passenger, a 5 year old boy were reportedly uninjured.
Officials with the Virginia State Police Department charged Weister with driving under the influence of drugs. The exact drugs that were in her system are unknown at this time. Officials reported that the crash is still under investigation.
The second accident occurred on Interstate 81 South near exit 317, during afternoon hours. Austin M. Duffy reported to officials that he saw something in the road and swerved to miss it. The SUV he was driving went into the median of the road, behind a guardrail, and overturned. The 21 year old was taken to Winchester Medical Center for injuries he sustained.
Reportedly, there was an unidentified male passenger in the vehicle with Duffy. He was not injured in the crash.
Officials on scene investigated the crash and determined Duffy was not at fault for any possible charges.