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Frederick Co. man killed in I-70 crash

July 13, 2006

FREDERICK, Md. - A man died and a Germantown, Md., woman was listed in stable condition Wednesday night at the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore following a car accident Tuesday night near the ramp on Interstate 70 and Md. 355 in Frederick, according to a press release from Maryland State Police.

Leonard Edward Cave, 52, and Carolyn Gipe, 45, were in a Toyota van when it was struck by a Dodge truck, police said.

Cave, of Jefferson, Md., was pronounced dead at the scene. Gipe was taken by police helicopter to Baltimore.

The driver of the truck, David Ellis Helms, 40, of Bethesda, Md., suffered minor injuries and was treated at Frederick Memorial Hospital and released, police said.

Police responded to the accident at 9:18 p.m., according to the press release.

After a preliminary investigation, police arrested Helms, who was charged with manslaughter by motor vehicle, vehicular homicide while intoxicated, driving under the influence, driving on a suspended out-of-state license, failure to control speed on a curve and reckless driving, police said.

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