The driver of this Nissan was flown to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for treatment after her car stuck this tractor-trailer on U.S. Route 50 at Scottown Road Wednesday, May 8.

QUEENSTOWN — A pregnant driver was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center after her car hit a tractor-trailer shortly after noon Wednesday, May 8, on U.S. Route 50 west at Scottown Road, according to Maryland State Police.

The 1996 Peterbuilt tractor-trailer driven by John Wesley Keeling Jr., 70, of Queenstown, was struck at about 12:36 p.m. by a 2013 Nissan driven by Kimberly Yolanda Mendez, 27, of Royal Oak, on the passing lane to U.S. Route 50 as she tried to pass the rig as it was exiting U.S. Route 50 onto Scottown Road, Maryland State Police said.

According to the report by Maryland State Police Centreville Barracks, which responded to the incident, the initial investigation found Mendez to be at fault although the Maryland State Police CRASH Team is still investigating.

Mendez, who is pregnant, was flown by state police helicopter to the trauma center in Baltimore.

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