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Head-on collision in La Plata kills Pa. man

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A Pennsylvania man driving the wrong way on a one-way road was killed early Sunday morning in a head-on collision on Rte. 301 near Fairgrounds Road in La Plata, Maryland State Police say.

Eugene R. Kantner, 40, was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Crain Highway (Rte. 301) in a 1993 red Isuzu Trooper at about 1:36 a.m.

Randy Jerve Datcher, 34, of Nanjemoy, Md., was driving north in a black 2007 Toyota Corolla. Although Datcher tried to steer away from the oncoming car and side-swiped a Peterbelt tractor-trailer, which was also travelling northbound, his Corolla was hit head on.

Datcher and his passenger, Shannelle Angela Marshall, 32, of Accokeek, Md., were both flown to Baltimore Shock Trauma, with unknown injuries.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, Roosevelt Raines, Jr., 40, of Chesterfield, Va. was uninjured, police say.

Kantner was pronounced dead at Civista Medical Center upon arrival.

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