Fatal Crash in Mt. Airy Under Investigation

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit is currently investigating a fatal crash that occurred July 24, approximately 12:02 p.m., at the intersection of Bartholows Road and Molesworth entrance.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a Honda Accord driven by Carol L. Smith, 77, was stopped at the stop sign at Molesworth entrance and then attempted to make a left hand turn onto southbound Bartholows Road.

A Honda motorcycle driven by Alexander C. Schmidt, 19, was traveling northbound on Bartholows Road and struck Smith’s vehicle in the intersection.

Schmidt, was pronounced dead on the scene. The investigation has revealed he was wearing a helmet.  Smith was transported to Frederick Memorial Hospital.

The traffic reconstruction investigation is still ongoing to determine the factors that lead to the crash.  The Sheriff’s Office is requesting anyone who observed the crash to contact Dfc. Chris Shriner at 301-600-2540.


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