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Smithsburg man killed in accident

May 04, 2007|by KAREN HANNA

SMITHSBURG - A 30-year-old Smithsburg man who apparently fell asleep at the wheel died Thursday in a single-vehicle accident on Md. 66, according to a press release from the Maryland State Police.

Albert Louis Mumma Jr., of Barkdoll Lane, was not wearing his seat belt when the 1998 Ford Ranger he was driving drifted across the southbound lane and struck a wooden fence. The accident happened at about 1 p.m., and police said Mumma had just left the park-and-ride lot near Interstate 70.

Black pieces of wooden fence cluttered a field near the road at Annapaca Farm, and some boards near the apparent point of impact were smashed. Fresh tire marks extended a short distance into a field at the farm.

Police said a witness reported that Mumma made no movements to avoid the collision. After hitting the fence, the truck continued north, destroying about 40 feet of fence.

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