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Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision On MD RT 144

March 12th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

On, Monday, March 11, 2019, at approximately 4:02 pm, Troopers from the Maryland State Police Cumberland Barrack were dispatched to the area of eastbound MD RT. 144 just east of Interstate 68, in Flintstone, Maryland, for a fatal motor vehicle collision.  Upon arrival of law enforcement and EMS, two vehicles were involved in the collision.  Preliminary investigation, by the Maryland State Police revealed, a Toyota Corolla passenger vehicle, driven by Mark R. Hawkins Sr. 58 years old from Cumberland, MD, was travelling eastbound on MD RT. 144 just east of I-68.  When, Mr. Hawkins’s lost control of his vehicle and travelled across the center line and collided with a Chevrolet Equinox SUV, occupied by a driver and passenger from Delaware, who were travelling westbound.

    Mr. Hawkins was fatally injured as a result of the collision.  Both occupants of the Chevrolet SUV were transported to WMRMC for non-life threatening injuries. 

     MD. RT. 144 was reopened at approximately 8:00 pm.         

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