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21-year-old Thurmont, Md., man dies in two-vehicle collision east of Smithsburg

November 16, 2012

A 21-year-old Thurmont, Md., man died Friday night after a two-vehicle crash east of Smithsburg, according to Maryland State Police.

Vincent Charles Healy Jr., of 13618 Tower Road, was transported from the scene to Meritus Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead, police said.

Healy was riding a 2005 Kawasaki motorcycle west on Foxville Road (Md. 77) when a GMC Sierra pickup truck traveling east on Md. 77 turned left onto Pleasant Valley Road and into his path, police said.

Healy was unable to avoid the truck and struck the passenger side, police said.

The roadway was closed for about three hours after the incident, which was reported at 6:27 p.m. The crash happened near the Washington-Frederick county line.

Police said charges are pending against the driver of the pickup, Paul Edward Wade, 62, of 13422 Ritchie Road, Cascade, Md. He was uninjured.

— C.J. Lovelace

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