Maryland State Police identified the man who died on Interstate 270 early Thursday as a 26-year-old Urbana resident.

An investigation revealed that the man, Eric M. Sugrowe, was struck and killed by a Freightliner truck hauling two trailers in the northbound lanes of I-270 just prior to the exit for Fingerboard Road/Md. 80 at about 3:45 a.m., according to a state police press release.

Sugrowe, who had been walking along the shoulder, entered the roadway for reasons still under investigation as of Friday and was struck before the driver of the truck could stop, the release states.

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services and the Maryland State Highway Administration’s Coordinated Highway Action Response Team provided assistance with the investigation, but state police will be handling the crash reconstruction investigation.

Anyone with information related to the fatality is asked to call the Maryland State Police barrack in Frederick at 301-600-4150.

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Sounds to me like a suicide from this description. And who in a healthy state of mind goes for a stroll on an interstate and at 3.45am. Very sad.


Don't step in front of a truck on I-270 unless you mean it?


He was a member of the Deaf community in Frederick you insensitive jerk.


With all due respect niles, what does being deaf have to do with stepping out of the shoulder and into the travel lane? Not being able to hear the truck is irrelevant if he had stayed on the shoulder.


So what? If he was blind I could understand. But being deaf doesn't prevent him from seeing that he was about to step onto an intrastate highway, and into the path of a Freightliner at that. Does it?


What's going on in that area? This happens. Now today, two crashes required medevac response.


Not sure what you mean by "two crashes," was there another one that wasn't reported?


He was a member of the Deaf community in Frederick. Coincidence has nothing to do with causality.

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