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Maryland State Police have identified a Woodbine man killed in a head-on collision early Tuesday morning between two vehicles on Md. 26, east of Frederick city close to the Carroll County line.

Joseph Klausmeyer, 49, was driving a Saturn traveling westbound on Md. 26 west of Albaugh Road at about 6:30 a.m., when a Jeep Cherokee crossed the center line and struck his vehicle, said Cpl. David Most of the Frederick state police barrack.

Most said he didn’t know if the man was wearing a seat belt.

The Jeep was driven by Stephen Joseph Hardesty, Jr., 24, of Sykesville.

Hardesty was flown by helicopter to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he was listed in serious but stable condition on Thursday, according to Cindy Rivers, spokeswoman for the hospital.

Most said he didn’t know if charges would be filed against the Sykesville man, but that officers did not believe drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash.

The accident closed the road for about 3 1/2 hours, but it was reopened at about 10 a.m. that day, the release said.

tlaino@gazette.net