Maryland State Police Vehicle

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.

 

Trevor Baratko is the news editor for the Frederick News-Post. Follow him on Twitter at @TrevorBaratko.

(14) comments

MD1756

It will only get worse if Maryland legalizes recreation use of drugs beyond alcohol.

shiftless88

Not really. Do you support the ban of alcohol?

fnpreader123

Yup, I do. And tobacco.

shiftless88

fnp; I wasn't asking you

d1234

Most people couch lock when they use weed and aren't stupid enough to drive.

NewMarketParent

@MD1756

That simply is not true.

AOC

This is a sad situation if it is the same person. A web search of the complete name popped up with a Facebook match. MSP should be able to verify from the photos if it is the same individual. The Facebook page shows two posting at 4:22 AM and 4:54 AM. Nothing posted since then. SAD if it is the same person/driver?

shiftless88

WTH are you talking about and why are you talking about it?

shiftless88

Would it be less sad if it were a different person??

AOC

No it is not any less sad. Just trying to communicate that texting and talking while driving can have deadly consequences. Don't you agree?

shiftless88

These posts were 18 minutes before and 34 minutes afterwards. So what is your point? I commonly send/post things before I get in a car, knowing I won't be doing so while driving.

Plumbum

Her Facebook posts are from early Saturday morning. This crime took place early Sunday morning. Different days.

Oks ok AOC, you’re human, I still love you

shiftless88

Nightmare scenario. Throw the book at her.

Plumbum

:(

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