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Fatal accident in Washington County

August 26th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

On 8/26/2017 at approximately 3:58 a.m. the Maryland State Police in Hagerstown received reports of a serious motor vehicle collision on Sharpsburg Pike in the area south of Bakersville Road, Boonsboro, Washington County, Maryland.

     Troopers responding to the scene discovered a two vehicle collision involving a passenger car and a motorcycle.  Investigation revealed that a 2005 Honda CRB600 motorcycle being operated by Trey Matthew Hinkle was traveling south on Sharpsburg Pike south of Bakersville Road.  Hinkle traveled into the northbound lane to complete a pass on another southbound vehicle in front of him.  At that time a 2014 Chevrolet Spark being operated by Lacey Lynette Leslie was traveling northbound on Sharpsburg Pike at that same location.  The motorcycle being operated by Hinkle collided head on with Leslie’s vehicle and then struck a wooden Potomac Edison electric pole.

     Hinkle was thrown from his motorcycle and later pronounced deceased by EMS personnel at the scene.  Leslie was injured and transported to Meritus Medical Center by ambulance. 

     Unsafe passing and speed are believed to be contributing factors in the collision.  Hinkle was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.  The investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Maryland State Police Hagerstown Barrack.


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