A Maryland man is dead after a wrong-way driver struck his car on westbound U.S. 340 early Sunday, according to the Maryland State Police.
Troopers responded to the vehicle collision just west of St. Marks Road around 4:40 a.m. Preliminary investigation reportedly found a black Nissan Altima was traveling the wrong way on westbound U.S. 340. The eastbound, wrong-way driver struck a red Ford Focus traveling westbound.
The driver of the Nissan, identified as 24-year-old Tiara Marie Sprinkel of Virginia, was transported to a shock trauma center in Baltimore with non-life threatening injuries.
The operator of the Ford Focus, identified as 55-year-old Brett Lee Warner of Maryland, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities say alcohol is believed to a be a contributing factor in the crash. The roadway was closed for approximately four hours.