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Cumberland Police Investigating Overnight Motor Vehicle Accident Involving Motorcycle

August 10th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

On Thursday, August 10, 2017 at approximately 12:15 AM, the Cumberland Police Department responded to Interstate 68 E/B at the Industrial Blvd. exit ramp in reference to a motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle.  The operator of the motorcycle was identified as Garrett Glenn Appel, age 26 of Cumberland, MD.  Appel was transported to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center by the Cumberland Fire Department for treatment of serious injuries.  The eastbound lanes of the interstate were shut down for approximately one hour. An accident reconstructionist from the Allegany County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.  The cause of the accident is unknown at this time and is still under investigation by the Cumberland Police Department and the Sheriff’s Department’s accident reconstructionist.

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