State police identify woman who died after I-70 crash

Jan. 24—Maryland State Police have identified the woman who died after a crash on Interstate 70 in the Myersville area on Monday.

Tracy Lynne Trite, 40, of Smithsburg, was pronounced dead at around 8:45 p.m, state police spokesman Ron Snyder said in an interview Tuesday.

At around 8:30 p.m. Monday, troopers with the Frederick barrack responded to the area of I-70 west, near the Myersville rest stop, for a serious crash, a news release from state police said.

According to Snyder, a tractor-trailer was on the right shoulder when Trite, driving west in the right lane in a Chevrolet Cruze, struck the back of the trailer.

Both Trite and the driver of the tractor-trailer were the only occupants of their vehicles, Snyder said. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured, and no other injuries were reported, he said.

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