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[ISP] Two Vehicle Crash Sends Trooper to Hospital
Start Date: 4/17/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 4/17/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
Entry Description

Hagerstown – Today, shortly after 1 p.m., Pendleton Trooper Kyle West, age 34, was involved in a two vehicle crash on State Road One just south of Hagerstown that sent him to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Trooper West was north bound on SR 1, driving a black 2012 Charger with all of the emergency lights and siren activated, responding to a possible suicidal subject call in northwestern Wayne County. As West drove in the 4900 block, he came upon two vehicles that were also north bound and were slowing as if to yield for his police car.

Since there was no oncoming traffic, Trooper West drove into the southbound lane to pass the two vehicles. The front vehicle, a red 2003 Ford Pickup driven by Franklin Swoveland, age 76, began turning left into his driveway at 4992 SR1, directly into the path of West’s police vehicle.

West applied his brakes, but was unable to stop before striking the left rear corner of the pickup, spinning it counterclockwise into the front yard. Swoveland was uninjured in the crash. Trooper West was transported by ambulance to Reid Hospital in Richmond, where he was being treated this afternoon for non- life threatening injuries.

State Police Investigators at the scene stated that seat belts and air bags did prevent injuries from being more serious. State Road one was down to one lane through the crash scene for nearly two hours as investigators worked at the scene. Troopers were assisted by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department, Culberson Ambulance and Hagerstown Fire Department.


Contact Information:
Name: Sgt. John Bowling
Phone: 765-778-2121
Hagerstown crash
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