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Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 12/ 8/2010

Woman killed in tractor-trailer crash

By Associated Press

Maryland State Police say a Damascus woman is dead after her car collided head-on with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 70 near Frederick.

Police say 49-year-old Jennifer Owens was killed about 2:45 a.m. Wednesday.

They say her 2005 Acura entered the highway from Route 85, going the wrong way down an exit ramp into the westbound lanes.

Police say the car was hit by a tractor-trailer driven by a 53-year-old man from Lahmansville, W.Va.

The westbound lanes of I-70 were closed for three hours after the collision.

By Associated Press  | December 8, 2010; 10:26 AM ET
Categories:  Driving, Maryland  
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Darwin Award?

Posted by: getjiggly1 | December 8, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

She may have been drunk, or maybe she was having a medical emergency. If she were elderly, I would suspect confusion on her part (I've seen elderly people enter highways using exit ramps). But at 49, this lady probably was either intoxicated or suffering a medical emergency.

Posted by: CAmira5 | December 8, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Another possibility is that she was exhausted or drowsy. It was 2:45am and not all drivers are completely cognizant at that hour. An unfortunate way to pay for the bad decision to drive while intoxicated, tired or ill.

Posted by: DadWannaBe | December 8, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Jennifer Own caused an injury accident 2 years ago because she was driving drunk:

http://casesearch.courts.state.md.us/inquiry/inquiryDetail.jis?caseId=000000FF93421&loc=23&detailLoc=DSTRAF
I'm glad this time this piece of scum didn't hurt anyone else.

Posted by: bill_h_pike | December 8, 2010 8:29 PM | Report abuse

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