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UPDATE: Fatal Route 135 Accident

January 15th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

On January 14, 2016 at approximately 2200 hours deputies with the Allegany County Sheriff's Office responded to Westernport Road (Rt. 135) approximately 1/4 mile east of the Westernport city limits for a motor vehicle crash involving injuries. Upon arrival EMS personnel from Potomac Fire Department and Tri-Towns EMS were treating the operator of a 2013 Ford truck who was identified as 49 year old Michael Goldizen of New Creek West Virginia. Other members of the fire department were attempting to gain access to a passenger of a small Ford vehicle that was also involved in the crash. The passenger, Tracey Shockey from Lonaconing was eventually removed from the vehicle and transported by helicopter to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center with serious injuries. The operator of the Ford passenger vehicle, Robert Charles Shockey, was pronounced dead on the scene.

The initial investigation of the crash determined Mr. Shockey was traveling west on Westernport Road when his vehicle left the roadway and began traveling in the gravel portion of the shoulder. It appeared Mr. Shockey attempted to correct this action and the vehicle began to skid, causing it to travel into the eastbound lane and strike a guardrail. The vehicle was then struck by the Ford truck operated by Mr. Goldizen.

Mr. Goldizen was treated at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center for minor injuries and released. Mrs. Shockey remained at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center being treated for serious injuries.

Units responding to the scene included the Allegany County Sheriff's Office, Potomac Fire Department, Tri-Towns EMS, Tri-Towns Fire Department, Bloomington Fire Department, Maryland State Highway Administration, and Maryland State Police Aviation Division. The roadway was closed for approximately three (3) hours. The incident remains under investigation by the Allegany County Sheriff's Office Crash Investigation Team.

Robert Charles Shockey Age: 33 Lonaconing, Maryland

Tracey Vonitha Shockey Age: 47 Lonaconing, Maryland

Michael Goldizen Age: 49 New Creek, West Virginia

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