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Fatal motor vehicle collision Oldtown

May 8th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

On Sunday May 7, 2023 at approximately 4:30 p.m. a motor vehicle collision in the area of 16301 Oldtown Rd Se (RT 51) was reported to the Allegany County Joint Communications Center. Several units from numerous volunteer fire and rescue departments, Allegany Department of Emergency Services, and the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. Upon arrival units found that a passenger vehicle collided with a truck that was towing a trailer.

The driver of the passenger car Mr. Austin Robert Slider (21, of Cumberland, MD) was transported to UPMC by Allegany County Department of Emergency Services for life threatening injuries. Mr. Austin Robert Slider succumbed to his injuries and passed away.

The passenger of the passenger car, a 15-year-old juvenile male succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene of the motor vehicle collision.

The driver of the truck Michael Vergil Robinson (33, of Bruceton, WV) and the passenger Christopher M. Robinson (41, of Bruceton, WV) were both transported to UPMC by ambulance for injuries sustained during the collision and both are in stable condition.

Oldtown Road (Rt. 51) remained closed for about 5 hours while the Cumberland City Police Crash Team investigated, assisted by the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office.

The following agencies responded to the scene: Company 7 District 16 Fire Department, Company 13 Oldtown Fire Department, Mineral County Company 27, Cumberland Fire Department, The Allegany County Department of Emergency Services, and Maryland State Highway Administration.

This matter remains under investigation, and any direct witnesses to the collision that didn’t already give their information to law enforcement at the scene are requested to contact the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office or Cumberland City Police Crash Teams at 301-777-5959 or 301-777-1600.