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Shepherdstown man dies at scene of crash on W.Va. 480

December 05, 2011

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — A 37-year-old Shepherdstown-area man died early Sunday after the car he was driving crashed into a tree along W.Va. 480 in Jefferson County, West Virginia State Police said Monday.

Timothy David Kamer of 236 Maddex Drive was pronounced dead by county medical examiner Donald Shirley at the scene of the crash, which happened just after 3 a.m. north of Orleans Drive near Kearneysville, W.Va., according to a news release.

Kamer was driving north in a white 1992 BMW on W.Va. 480, also known as Kearneysville Pike, when the car went off the west side of the road, rolled through a plain of grass and struck a tree in a head-on collision, police said in the news release.

Dispatched at 3:11 a.m.,  West Virginia State Police Trooper A.L. Miller, upon arriving at the crash site, noticed that Kamer appeared to be deceased behind the wheel of the vehicle, according to the news release.

The crash happened about a quarter of a mile north of Orleans Drive, police said.

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