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Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 12/23/2012

Man killed in crash on western Md. road

CUMBERLAND, Md. — A West Virginia man has died following a car crash in western Maryland, an area hit over the last day by snow and heavy wind.

Maryland State Police say the collision happened just after 7 on Saturday morning on Fort Hill Ridge Road in Allegany County.

Police say the driver of a 2006 Chevrolet Impala lost control of his car, crossed over the center line and traveled into the opposite lane, where it collided with a Chevrolet Trailblazer.

The driver of the Impala, identified as 46-year-old Frederick Washington Jr., of Keyser, W.V., was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Trailblazer was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

State police say the snow emergency plan was in effect at the time of the collision.

By the Associated Press  |  12:10 PM ET, 12/23/2012

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