Two killed in crash

Two people were killed in a two-car crash on Interstate 270 on Wednesday night, Maryland State Police said.

Two men were killed in a two-car crash on northbound Interstate 270 on Wednesday, Maryland State Police said.

The crash happened just north of Baker Valley Road, around the scenic overlook, at around 9:50 p.m.

Maryland State Police stated in a news release that a 2013 Chevrolet Corvette was going north at a high speed when it changed lanes and hit a black 2011 Volkswagen Jetta.

The Corvette went off the road along the right shoulder and through a guardrail. The car hit several trees before it stopped on an embankment.

According to later MSP news release issued Thursday morning, the driver of the Corvette, Craig C. Sandford, 55, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, and one passenger, Anthony L. Hose, 56, of Damascus, were killed in the crash.

The Jetta crashed into the guardrail and remained on the road. The man who was driving the Jetta told The Frederick News-Post that the other car was weaving and speeding and struck him from behind. The man, who declined to give his name, was not injured and didn’t have any passengers in his car.

Northbound lanes were shut down while the crash was investigated.

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Make sure you have a lot of insurance and take out the uninsured and under insured, insurance. It can make a huge difference.


He wasn't going through a midlife crisis, why don't you all have some respect for the family. You don't know the kind of pain that man and his family has gone through the last few years.


Before you posted your comment, I did a bit of research. This is truly a continued chain of extreme tragedy for the Sandford family. I will not post what I discovered, but I find it atrocious that some will only think of themselves before commenting.

I do, however, believe that if this tragedy was a result of reckless driving/speeding, then well... thank God no others were injured or killed. I also agree that more police presence is needed at all times on the highways.... oh, and of course everywhere.


I will also add that I was about a 1/2 mile away from the scene of this. I spent an hour, forty minutes at a standstill. Quite eerie... cars (lights turned off) on a highway... with the thoughts of what seemed may be evident. Some people walked down 270 (from my area of stoppage) to attempt a grasp on the situation I suppose. I figured it to be a moot point, for it was obvious. God Bless this family!


I know he was at fault and this really wasn't an "accident" however I know the backstory and the unimaginable pain this family has endured and people handle pain differently. I just pray he is finally at peace


My thoughts to the family but having also gone through a lot in the last few years, I try to take care of myself by, for instance, not driving like this such that my family has to further suffer with my loss.


My condolences to the families involved. Let this be a reminder, speed is NOT your friend :-(


Having a mid-life crisis...


Because he has a vet? Two people die and all you can think is he was having a mid-life crisis. Classy.


biting my tongue.....


What's that mean?


He was driving recklessly and was probably going 'Wheeeee!' as his passenger had a tight grip on the door handle.


We weren't in the car. We don't know what happened. What if he had a medical emergency and the passenger was trying to control the car. These types of things happen.

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Thats exactly what a mid-life crisis is...


Speed kills. Add recklessness, and it's a given. Sorry for the families. These were mature men who should have known better.


A vette? Really? I didn't know they still made those. Somebody is stuck in the 60s


they still make them.

Kafir al-Amriki

You must be zero attention to the automotive scene. The modern Corvette is a marvel, and bang-for-buck one of the top performance cars in the WORLD. And reasonably affordable, too (compared to most supercars).

Kafir al-Amriki

*must pay zero...


Sadly, this is the result of the ways some drive.


Believe me, the way some people drive on I270 us appalling. Not a lot if police presence, either.


Totally agree, especially at night. I almost never see cops, either.


Sadly, i agree.

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