Head-on Collision Kills Commuter

Tractor trailer driver may be charged

By Arlene Borenstein
|  Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012  |  Updated 9:49 PM EDT
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Head-on Collision Kills Commuter

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A truck driver may be facing charges following a head-on collision that killed another driver in Frederick County.

At about 5:30 a.m. the driver of a 2012 Freightliner tractor heading northbound on Route 75 may have illegally crossed lanes before hitting a pickup truck traveling in the opposite direction, according to Maryland State Police. The crash just south of Jones Road shut down traffic for about 4 hours.

Michael Frederick Fink, 46, of Frederick, Md., was driving the pickup truck. He died at the scene.

The tractor trailer driver, 54-year-old Curtis Alexander Brown ,of Richmond, was not injured in the crash.

Charges against Brown are pending.

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