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Elderly Cumberland Man Dies In Traffic Incident

June 5th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

Thursday afternoon at 4:20 PM, Deputies from the Allegany County Sheriff's Office responded to Hillcrest Drive (Cumberland) for a reported single vehicle crash with injuries. Investigation, including witness statements, however revealed that the 2003 Dodge van operated by Brook Clarence Atkinson (87 years old, Cumberland) was observed travelling east on Columbus Ave. coming to a complete stop at the intersection of Hillcrest Dr. then drifting slowly straight through the intersection, striking a curb and coming to rest in a grassy area off of the roadway.

 

Mr. Atkinson was transported from the scene by the Bowman's Addition VFD where he was later pronounced deceased. It is believed that Mr. Atkinson suffered a medical condition that caused him to lose control of his vehicle and slowly drift through the intersection and over the curb.

 

Deputies were assisted at the scene by members of the Baltimore Pike, Bedford Rd., and Bowman's Addition Volunteer Fire Departments. The intersection of Hillcrest Dr. and Columbus Ave. was closed for approximately one (1) hour.

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