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Head-on crash closes down 522

A two-vehicle collision along U.S. 522 near River Road on Monday shut down traffic movement for more than an hour in the morning.

According to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department, a female driver operating a small passenger car was traveling south on U.S. 522 shortly before 6:30 a.m. when her vehicle went left of the center line and struck a work pickup truck head-on.

The female driver, who police said was from Berkeley Springs, was seriously injured in the crash. Emergency responders established a landing zone in Clear Spring and flew her out for emergency medical care.

The driver of the pickup truck was checked over and released at the scene.

Deputy Bradley Knotts is the investigating officer in the incident. No further details about the cause of the accident were available at press time.