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Emmitsburg man dies in Frederick County crash

November 14, 2002

FREDERICK, Md. - An Emmitsburg, Md., man died in a single-vehicle accident Wednesday morning in Frederick County, a Frederick County Sheriff's Department sergeant said.

Russell Alan Wivell, 21, of Emmitsburg, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident at Simmons Road near Sixes Road, Sgt. Tom Winebrenner said in a news release. The accident was at about 5:15 a.m., the release said.

An investigation showed that Wivell was traveling north on Simmons Road when for unknown reasons, his pickup truck went across the center line and onto the south shoulder of Simmons Road, the release said.

Wivell then steered back across the roadway and lost control of the pickup, the release said. The truck left the road on the north side, continued through a fence and came to rest in a field, the release said.

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Wivell was not wearing a seat belt, the release said.

An investigation into the accident is continuing, the release said.

Wivell is the first cousin of Washington County Commissioner William J. Wivell. While he did not know him well, they would see each other at family reunions, William Wivell said.

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