Posted on Oct 22, 2013

A young man died in a Maryland car crash on October 5. Details of the fatal Frederick County accident are as follows:

Maryland State Police responded to the scene of a serious car accident in Frederick County around 3 a.m. on Saturday, October 5. When they arrived on the scene, they discovered a badly mangled vehicle. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle has been identified as 19-year-old Matthew Lloyd Shook of Adamstown.  

According to a preliminary police investigation, it appears that Shook was headed westbound on US Route 340/15 when the accident occurred. Shortly after passing the intersection for Mount Zion Road, Shook apparently lost control of his vehicle. Police believe that Shook was traveling at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his 1993 Honda Civic, left the road, and went into the median.

After entering the median, Shook’s car overturned multiple times. When emergency personnel arrived on the scene, they immediately took Shook to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore by police helicopter. Shook was later pronounced dead from his injuries. Maryland State Police closed off the eastbound lanes of the highway for an hour to conduct a thorough investigation. They suspect that alcohol may have been a factor in the single-vehicle crash. 

Shook was a 2012 graduate of Tuscarora High School who played baseball and loved the outdoors. Baseball coaches at the school referred to Shook as a “happy-go-lucky person” who was always willing to lend others a helping hand. We express our sympathies to Shook’s family and friends in their time of grief.

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