WASHINGTON COUNTY, MD – A Fulton County woman was identified as the victim in a fatal crash involving a single vehicle this morning in Washington County, Maryland. It happened at about 9:11 a.m. in the area of Interstate 70 East (Eisenhower Memorial Highway) near mile marker 21.
Maryland State Police say a Maroon, 2006 Chevy Trailblazer left the roadway and traveled into the center median. The Chevy continued to slide on the grassy surface and eventually struck a tree head-on before coming to rest.
The driver of the SUV was Jessica N. Dones, 27, of Warfordsburg. A preliminary investigation, corroborated by a witness, revealed that Dones, was traveling in an erratic manner and most likely utilizing her cell phone just prior to leaving the roadway.
She was transported to Meritus Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries.