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*Stephens City woman hurt in U.S. 50 crash

By Alex Bridges -- abridges@nvdaily.com

(4:05 p.m.) WINCHESTER -- A single-vehicle crash on U.S. 50 in northern Frederick County sent a Stephens City woman to the hospital Monday afternoon.

A 1995 Jeep Wrangler traveling eastbound on Northwestern Pike crashed in the 6100 block, ejecting its driver, 25-year-old Cynthia Ison, according to Virginia 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.

The crash is under investigation, Riggs said, and charges are pending. The trooper said he had not determined whether Ison, the only person in the vehicle, was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

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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