The reward being offered for information leading to the hit-and-run driver who killed a U.S. Marine near Thurmont has more than tripled to $6,500, according to a state police news release.
State police are searching for the driver of a heavy-duty pickup with a dual-wheel axle, which fatally struck Marine Corps Cpl. William Ferrell on Sept. 29.
Police believe the pickup was also towing a car hauler trailer and was most likely a “goose neck"-type trailer. Investigators say damage to the vehicle may be confined to the trailer and if there’s damage to the pickup, it is probably minor, according to the release.
Ferrell, 21, of Carthage, North Carolina, was fatally struck shortly before 11 p.m. after he pulled over to help a motorist whose vehicle was disabled on northbound U.S. 15 north of Auburn Road in Thurmont.
Ferrell was assigned to the Naval Support Facility in Thurmont and worked at Camp David.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-7LOCKUP, or 866-756-2587. Phone calls are not recorded, and callers may remain anonymous.