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Police: 1 dead, 3 injured in motorcycle crashes

May 29, 2022 GMT

HANCOCK, Md. (AP) — A woman was killed and three other people were injured when three motorcycles crashed on a Maryland highway on Sunday, police said.

Sandra Kay Wetzel, 53, of Hagerstown, Maryland, died after she lost control of a 1995 Honda motorcycle and it struck a guardrail along Interstate 70 in Hancock, a town in Washington County, Maryland State Police said in a news release.

Two other people riding motorcycles with Wetzel crashed when they tried to stop after the initial crash, police said.

A man riding a 2022 Yamaha and a person riding a 2003 Harley-Davidson were taken by to a hospital to be treated for their injuries. A 14-year-old girl who was a passenger on the Harley-Davidson was flown by helicopter to Johns Hopkins Children’s Medical Center.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Police closed part of the interstate for more than three hours.