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Firefighter Hit by Car While Clearing Wreck Scene In Md.

6:43 AM, May 24, 2013   |    comments
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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- On Thursday night, a volunteer firefighter was hit while clearing the scene of a crash, say Maryland State Police. A driver has been charged in the incident.

According to Maryland State Police,  at approximately 10:49 p.m. Thursday, troopers, the Hancock Fire Department and Washington County Fire Police had a lane of westbound I-68 just west of Mountain Road temporarily closed to remove a vehicle that had been involved in a crash.

State police say 65-year-old Washington County Fire Police volunteer firefighter Graham Snow had flares lit and set traffic cones out when a Volkswagen Jetta went through the flares and cones and hit the back of Snow's car. They say Snow was standing in front of his car, directing traffic at the time. The Jetta sent his own vehicle into him.

Police say 19-year-old Ashley Khodayar of Martinsburg, W.Va. was driving the striking vehicle.

Both Snow and Khodayar were transported to Meritus Medical Center to be treated for their injuries, say police. 

According to police, Khodayar was charged with Failure to Control Speed to Avoid a Collision, Negligent Driving, Driving Vehicle in Excess of Reasonable and Prudent Speed on Highway, and Failure to Reduce Speed in Dangerous Highway Conditions.

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