HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WJZ) — A four-year old girl has died after being struck on I-70 in Hagerstown and her twin sister is hospitalized.
Around 7:36 p.m. Monday, a family was traveling on I-70 westbound in the area of Crystal Fall Drive when they pulled onto the right shoulder so that the children could relieve themselves.READ MORE: Over $2M In Grants Approved To Expand Ellicott City Flood Protection
After stopping on the shoulder, the mother of the female passengers got out the passenger side and went to the rear of the vehicle, while at the rear of the vehicle, the back seat male teenage passenger exited the vehicle and ran across both lanes of the interstate to the center median.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: Over 1,000 New Cases Reported, Key Metrics Decline
The two 4-year-old female passengers ran toward the teenage cousin and were both girls struck by separate vehicles.
One four-year-old was transported to Meritus Medical Center where she was pronounced dead. The other twin female was transported to John Hopkins Children’s Hospital.MORE NEWS: Brian Frosh Won't Seek Reelection As Maryland's Attorney General
The collision is under investigation.