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W.Va. man is killed in accident on U.S. 340

October 07, 2002|by TARA REILLY

A 23-year-old Martinsburg, W.Va., man died early Sunday after he lost control of his car and crashed on U.S. 340, Maryland State Police in Hagerstown said.

Derrick Jon Niewiadomsky was driving a 1999 Volkswagen Jetta westbound on U.S. 340 at Keep Tryst Road at a high rate of speed and lost control of the car, police said.

Niewiadomsky's car crossed over into another lane and went off the right side of the road. His car hit an embankment and overturned several times, police said.

The accident happened at 12:09 a.m. He was wearing a seat belt, police said.

Niewiadomsky was pronounced dead at the scene. He was alone in the car, police said.

Services on Wednesday will be conducted by Pastor Tim Crosby at the Willow Brook Seventh-day Adventist Church near Boonsboro.

"I didn't know Derrick very well," Crosby said Sunday night, noting that he was a member of the Frederick Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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Crosby said he knows Derrick's maternal grandparents, Doris and Donald Fiol, who live in Hagerstown.

Calls to the Fiols and to Derrick's father in West Virginia weren't returned.

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