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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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.


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.  


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?


hearts and prayers going out to the Knapp Family .



Sympathies to the family of the deceased.


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.


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.


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


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

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