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Smithsburg man dies in accident

January 15, 2007

A 38-year-old Smithsburg man died Sunday when the vehicle he was driving struck trees on the side of Md. 77 near Brown Road just outside of Washington County, Maryland State Police in Frederick said.

Mitchell Rose, of Pleasant Valley Road, was not wearing his seat belt when the 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe that he was driving crashed at about 3:40 p.m., police said. The vehicle was northbound on Md. 77 when it left the road for unknown reasons, police said.

Rose, who was alone in the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Two unidentified witnesses left the scene before police arrived, police said.

Anyone with information about the accident may call police at 301-644-4150.

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