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Police Probe Deadly Crash in Wicomico County

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QUANTICO, Md.- Police are investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash that happened over the weekend in western Wicomico County.

The Wicomico County Sheriff's Office said that at around 9:45 p.m. Saturday, deputies responded to a single-vehicle crash on Wetipquin Road near Lankford Road in Quantico. 

When deputies arrived on the scene, they discovered a blue 2006 Dodge pickup truck overturned in the roadway. The driver, who was also the sole occupant, was trapped inside the truck and had to be extricated by members of the Westside Volunteer Fire Department.

Police said the on-scene investigation revealed that the pickup was apparently traveling at a very high rate of speed when the driver failed to negotiate a right curve in the roadway. Authorities said the pickup traveled onto the left roadside for approximately 130 feet before it struck and uprooted a large tree, which sheared off the driver's side door. The vehicle then continued another 153 feet before it struck a second tree and overturned onto the roadway, police said.

The driver, identified as 51-year-old Alan Edward Smith of Baltimore, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators said speed and alcohol are believed to have been contributing factors in the crash.        

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