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Fatal accident on U.S. Route 40

December 5th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

On 12/5/22, at approximately 0637, troopers from the Hagerstown Barrack responded to the area of US Route 40 and Rockdale Road for a single vehicle Collison.  Upon arrival troopers located a rollback into a utility pole with the driver unconscious.


            The investigation revealed that a 2013 Ford F650 rollback was traveling eastbound on US Route 40 in the area of Rockdale Road and went off the roadway for an unknown reason striking a utility pole.  The driver who was identified as Zachary Reid was transported to Meritus Medical Center and was pronounced deceased at 7:16 am.


            This investigation is ongoing.  Maryland State Police Crash Team member, M/Tpr. Hite was on scene to complete the reconstruction, as well as Tfc Campbell of the Hagerstown Barrack.   Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hagerstown Barrack at 301-766-3800.