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Smithsburg man dies in car crash

June 28, 1999

SMITHSBURG - An area man died in a one-vehicle accident early Monday on Md. 66 near Smithsburg, Maryland State Police said.

Joseph Russell Carter, 44, of 12024B Wolfsville Road, Smithsburg, was northbound south of Horseshoe Lane at 2:45 a.m. Monday when his 1995 Ford pickup truck crossed the center line and struck a tree.

The truck overturned and caught fire, according to Trooper 1st Class George Fockler.

Carter was alone in the car, police said.

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