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Md. man killed in U.S. 522 crash

April 07, 2008

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - A 47-year-old Silver Spring, Md., man was killed Saturday evening when he lost control of the 1994 Nissan Altima he was driving and crashed on U.S. 522 in Morgan County, West Virginia State Police said in a news release.

Brian Cecil Shaffer, of 2135 Edgewater Parkway, was pronounced dead at the scene after the car went up an embankment and rolled several times at about 6:15 p.m. near U.S. Silica, police said.

The vehicle, which had gone off the west side of the road, stopped in the southbound lane of the road, police said.

An off-duty police officer witnessed the accident and said that the car was traveling at a high rate of speed, the news release stated.

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Police did not say if Shaffer was wearing a seat belt.

Coroner results were pending.

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