Man dies after crashing car into Frederick County pond

Emergency crews in Frederick County, Maryland, attempted to save a man who crashed his car into the retaining pond. (Courtesy Frederick County Sheriff’s Office)

A man died Wednesday morning after crashing his car into a pond the night before in Frederick County, Maryland.

According to the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened around 8:45 p.m. at a retaining pond behind a CVS Pharmacy on Rotary Avenue in New Market.



Deputies arrived to find a car “fully submerged” in the pond. Rescue crews pulled 76-year-old Ki Ho Lam of Frederick out of the water and took him to Frederick Health Hospital.

Despite multiple life-saving measures, Lam died early Wednesday morning.

Detectives determined that there was no foul play in the incident.

Below is a map of where the accident took place.

Juan Herrera

Juan Herrera is an associate producer for WTOP News. He joined the radio news team in 2021 after previously working for WMAL News as a news assistant. He is a graduate of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.

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