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Driver is ejected in crash, hospitalized

WINCHESTER -- A single-vehicle crash on U.S. 50 in northern Frederick County sent a Stephens City woman to the hospital Monday, according to state police.

An eastbound 1995 Jeep Wrangler crashed in the 6100 block of Northwestern Pike, ejecting its driver, 25-year-old Cynthia Ison, said Trooper R.D. Riggs. The crash occurred at about 12:45 p.m.

It appeared the vehicle went off the road to the right and Ison tried to steer back onto the highway but overcompensated, Riggs said. The vehicle then rolled over and ejected the driver. The Jeep landed upright in a ditch in the median while Ison ended up in the middle of the road about 100 feet from the vehicle, Riggs said.

Emergency rescue workers arrived and took Ison to Winchester Medical Center. Hospital officials informed Riggs the patient would have to be flown by helicopter to a facility in Fairfax, he said.

Police closed both eastbound lanes as a result of the crash, then opened one to allow traffic to flow. Both lanes were reopened about an hour after the crash, Riggs said.

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