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Walkersville man killed in accident on Md. 194

November 20, 2011

WALKERSVILLE, Md. — A Walkersville man died Saturday afternoon after his car crossed the center line on Md. 194 and struck two other vehicles, including colliding head-on with a sport utility vehicle, Maryland State Police said.

Stephen Alan Wisner, 30, of Walkersville, was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries suffered in the crash, according to a news release from state police.

At 2:52 p.m. Saturday, police responded to the accident, which occurred on Md. 194, also known as Woodsboro Pike, south of Crum Road in Walkersville, state police said. The highway was closed for about four hours and completely reopened around 7 p.m. Saturday, police said.

Wisner was heading north on Md. 194, south of Crum Road, in a maroon Pontiac Bonneville, when for an unknown reason, the car crossed the center line into southbound traffic, police said.

The Pontiac sideswiped a southbound tan Chevrolet Impala and then hit a southbound red Ford Explorer head-on, police said.

The driver of the Explorer, Pamela J. Droneburg, 55, of Thurmont, Md., and a passenger in the Explorer, Kimberly J. Droneburg, 19, of Thurmont, were flown to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with nonlife-threatening injuries, police said.

Pamela Droneburg was in fair condition Sunday afternoon at the trauma center, a spokeswoman there said. Kimberly Droneburg was treated at the center and released, the spokeswoman said.

The driver of the Impala, John Early, 46, of Walkersville, and an infant inside the Explorer were taken to Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown with nonlife-threatening injuries, police said. Police said both were discharged from the hospital.

Anyone who witnessed the accident may call Trooper 1st Class Baker of the state police’s Frederick, Md., barrack at 301-600-6168.

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