By CBS Baltimore Staff

FREDERICK, Md. (WJZ) — Police are investigating after one person was killed in a crash in Frederick County Friday.

According to officials, Troopers responded to a report of a vehicle collision just before 4 p.m. on westbound RT 340 at Catoctin Creek. Preliminary investigation revealed that a Hyundai Sante Fe was traveling east when the vehicle crossed the median and continued into oncoming traffic.

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The driver of the Sante Fe was pronounced dead. Two additional vehicles were also damaged. Names are not being released until the next of kin has been notified.

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Maryland State Police are asking drivers to use alternate routes while the collision investigation is completed.

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Traffic on Rt 340 west is being diverted at Lander Road.

CBS Baltimore Staff