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Sheriff Seeks Brighter Lights On Western Md. Road

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Washington County Sheriff Douglas Mullendore says he’s pushing for brighter lights along a section of U.S. 40 in Hagerstown where two pedestrians were fatally struck by vehicles in recent weeks.

Mullendore told The Herald-Mail Thursday that he has asked the Maryland State Highway Administration to examine lighting along a divided stretch of road in Hagerstown called the Dual Highway.

City police say a 27-year-old woman was badly hurt Wednesday night when she was hit by a pickup truck while walking along the highway. Two other pedestrians have been fatally struck since March 18.

One of them, 28-year-old Lindsay Eldessoky, was hit by an on-duty sheriff’s deputy. Mullendore says the investigation into that accident isn’t complete.

The other victim, 58-year-old Lisa Wellham of Cumberland, died in a hit-and-run.
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