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Crash Victim Identified by Maryland State Police

June 29th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

On Sunday, at 10:36 AM, the Maryland State Police Cumberland Barrack and Allegany County EMS responded to the area of eastbound Rt. 135 east of Tri-Towns Plaza, Westernport, for a single vehicle collision. 

Emergency personnel arrived on scene, locating a 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck overturned off of the eastbound embankment.  The driver and sole occupant was located in the vehicle.  The driver was pronounced deceased on scene by Allegany County EMS. 

The victim was identified as Roger Wilhelm, 73 years old from Lonaconing, MD.  Maryland State Police initial investigation revealed, the victim lost control of the vehicle causing it to leave the roadway and overturn. 

Rt. 135 was closed with the assistance of Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) for approximately 5 hours due to the incident.

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