Posted on Apr 14, 2012

A 36-year-old man from Winchester, Va. died on Tuesday, March 20 in a single-vehicle car accident in Frederick County.

Edward William Nest III was traveling westbound along Interstate 70 in his 2011 Infiniti G37X. He was a little west of Quinn Road when the accident occurred, around 1:45 a.m.

Maryland State police are still trying to figure out what exactly caused the crash. For reasons still unknown, Nest apparently drove off the highway up an embankment. His car crashed into several trees before turning over and coming to a stop.

Nest, who was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, was partially ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. 

Police closed two lanes of the highway for nearly two hours while they waited for investigators to complete an accident reconstruction in an attempt to determine what happened.

So far there has been no word on whether speed, alcohol or fatigue might have been a factor in the crash, which is still under investigation.

Anyone who has any information regarding the accident is asked to call 301-600-4151 and ask for Trooper Fairbanks of the Maryland State Police.

Auto accidents kill more people each year than homicides. In 2007 alone, more than 600 people died in Maryland car crashes, and another 51,700 people were injured. Speed and alcohol frequently contribute to these crashes.

The Frederick accident attorneys at Nickelsporn and Lundin extend our condolences to the family of Mr. Nest.

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