Serious crash on Interstate 81 in Frederick County sends one to hospital

interstate 81Virginia State Police Trooper A.S. Eckman is investigating a two-vehicle crash in Frederick County. The crash occurred Friday at 3:20 p.m. on Interstate 81 at 1/4 of a mile north of Route 627.

A 2009 Lexus GX470 was traveling south on I81 in the left lane when the driver lost control and collided with a south bound 2013 Kenworth Tractor Trailer that was in the right lane. The Lexus ran off the roadway left into the median and over turned several times before coming to rest.

The driver of the Kenworth, Philip E. Carter, 53, of Kearneysville, W.Va.., was uninjured in the crash. Carter was wearing his seat-belt.

The driver of the Lexus, George C. Hash, 22, of Rye, N.Y., suffered serious injuries in the crash and was transported to Winchester Medical Center. Hash was wearing his seat-belt.

Hash was charged with 46.2-853 reckless driving.

The crash remains under investigation.

Virginia State Police was assisted by Stephens City and Middletown Fire and Rescue Departments.

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