Two dead, several hurt in wrong-way crash

FREDERICK, Md. - Two people are dead, and several hurt in a wrong-way crash on Rt. 340 in Frederick Saturday afternoon.

Police said the crash happened just after 12 p.m. when a 2004 Ford Expedition driving east on Rt. 340 lost control and crossed into the westbound lanes east of Mt. Zion Road.  Witnesses said the Ford hit a 2012 Prius and a 2013 Honda Pilot.

A man driving the Ford and a woman driving the Prius died at the scene. Two adults and two juveniles were hurt in the crash. One adult and a juvenile were taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital. Another juvenile was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Police have not released the names of the victims, pending notification of next of kin.

Route 340 westbound was closed for several hours while police investigated the crash.

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