Police seek driver who struck, killed Good Samaritan

WASHINGTON — Police are looking for the driver of a truck that struck and killed a man who had pulled over to help a disabled vehicle in Tuesday night’s rain.

The Maryland State Police say Marine Cpl. William Ferrell, 21, of North Carolina, had stopped to help a disabled vehicle on the northbound side of U.S. 15 north of Auburn Road in Thurmont at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. He was standing outside his Nissan Titan on the shoulder of the highway when he and his vehicle were hit by a car hauler.

Witnesses tell the police the truck that hit Ferrell pulled over after the accident for about three minutes, then drove off.

Ferrell was stationed at the Naval Support Facility, in Thurmont, the police say.

The police say they’re looking for a heavy-duty pickup truck or tractor-trailer towing a car-hauling trailer that sustained heavy damage to its right front.

If you know anything about the crash, the state police ask you to call them at 301-600-4151. You don’t have to give your name.


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