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Clear Spring man dies in wreck

June 14, 2005|by PEPPER BALLARD

A Clear Spring man was killed this morning when he lost control of a 1998 Cadillac, struck a power pole, a tree and then overturned on Leitersburg Pike, according to a news release from Maryland State Police.

Shan Eugene Eyster, 34, was pronounced dead at Washington County Hospital after the reported 2:15 a.m. accident on Leitersburg Pike's instersection with Herman Myers Road, north of Hagerstown, police said.

An investigation revealed the Cadillac was southbound, traveling at a "very high rate of speed," on Leitersburg Pike when Eyster lost control of it, police said.

The Cadillac was owned by a Waynesboro, Pa., resident, police said. When police checked the car owner's residence, they found the front door partially opened and signs of forced entry through a window, police said.

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"They have determined that the owner of the vehicle is out of town on vacation," according to the release.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing, according to the release.

An attempt to reach Eyster's family was unsuccessful this morning.

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