A crash that occurred on U.S. 15 at Mountville Road on Monday evening has left one driver dead.

The crash occurred around 6 p.m. Monday when a 2012 Mazda traveling north on U.S. 15 turned left on Mountville Road and was struck by a Dodge Ram 3500 truck traveling south, said Sgt. Garrett Bonstein of the Maryland State Police.

Bonstein said the first vehicle, which was turning, was the “at fault” vehicle. The driver of that vehicle was pronounced dead Tuesday. He was originally flown to MedStar Trauma Center in Washington, D.C. A child was also in the car and was taken to Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C.

The other driver was taken to Frederick Health Hospital, according to a previous report in The Frederick News-Post.

Maryland State Police are not yet releasing the names of those involved.

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(9) comments

gabrielshorn2013

As longtime residents are aware, this tragedy took place at a very dangerous intersection. We must remain vigilant when traveling on this section of US 15. May the victim's family and loved ones find peace.

DickD

There is a light at that intersection. it must have been green for both of them.  That means the car turning left did not see the truck, why is a good question as the road is straight there.  

gabrielshorn2013

Both vehicles are also supposed to have their headlights on in that stretch of 15 too Dick. He's from Middletown, so perhaps he's a neighbor?

catshak

hearts and prayers going out to the Knapp Family .

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Whatsup

Sympathies to the family of the deceased.

Frayou

Unfortunate. So wonder whether the drivers of each vehicle involved were attempting to beat a red light, thinking the other driver was going to stop? I see this all the time.

shiftless88

While I do not know what the driver turning was thinking, I would never assume that a 1 ton truck with a trailer was going to stop until I saw them clearly braking.

shiftless88

My comment was meant to imply that the driver likely did not see the truck, rather than assuming it was stopping.

DickD

In fact, a truck with a trailer would have a hard time stopping and might jackknife if braking too hard.

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