Police identify crash victims

April 30, 2006|By Marlo Barnhart


The two drivers who died Friday night in a three-vehicle accident on U.S. 40 west of Ashton Road have been identified, according to a press release from Maryland State Police.

William Daniel Bynaker, 16, a student at Clear Spring High School, and Dustin Scott Fisher, 18, of Hagerstown, died from injuries sustained in the accident, which occurred Friday shortly after 9 p.m., according to the release.

Bynaker was at the wheel of a 2003 Toyota Corolla that was westbound near Ashton Road when for an unknown reason, it crossed into the eastbound lane, according to the release.


The Toyota first hit an eastbound 1995 Eagle Summit driven by Mary Alice Crowe, 64, of Frederick, Md., who didn't require ambulance transport from the accident scene, according to emergency officials.

Bynaker's car then struck another eastbound vehicle, a 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Fisher, police said.

Both Fisher and Crowe were wearing seat belts, while Bynaker wasn't wearing his seat belt, according to the release.

Speed was believed to be a factor in the accident, said Trooper 1st Class R.F. Care, who is leading the investigation.

Bynaker was described as always having a smile on his face, according to Juanita Grimm, the mother of one of his classmates.

"He was a very nice young man, very polite," Grimm said as she remembered "Daniel."

Efforts to reach family members of the two drivers who died were unsuccessful.

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