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Tractor-Trailer crashes on Crain Highway, southbound closed

By: David M. Higgins II

UPDATE 10/13/2019 @9:14 p.m.- Crain Highway is reopened in all directions


UPDATE 10/13/2019 @ 6:45 p.m.– Units at the scene have posted on Facebook that the patient has successfully been extracated, and is being transported to an area hospital via MEDEVAC.

We have not received any information on how long the southbound side will be closed or if they are going to be letting vehicles pass on the shoulder.

Follow all Police and Emergency Personnel directions to ensure safety.

Images courtesy of the La Plata VFD and Newburg VFD


Newburg, Md( 10/13/2019 5:59 p.m.)- The Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Departement is currently assisting with a major crash on Crain Highway at Budds Creek Road. They are reporting a tractor-trailer has crashed with a vehicle and at least one person is trapped.

The Charles County Citizens Notification System says that Southbound Crain Highway is closed at this time.

The Charles County Volunteer Fire and Emergency Medical Services says that a MEDEVAC has been requested for one patient.

Avoid the area if possible.

Watch for responding emergency vehicles and personnel, and expect significant delays on the southbound side, along with slower traffic on the northbound.

This is a developing story.


David M. Higgins II

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