A 22-year-old Cascade, Md., man was killed in a vehicle accident on Md. 491 east of Smithsburg Friday evening, according to Maryland State Police.
Jon Gauss Jr. was driving northbound in a 2001 Honda Civic about 5:11 p.m. when he crossed over the center line of Raven Rock Road, just north of the intersection with Md. 64, for unknown reasons and hit a Federal Express tractor-trailer head on, police said in a news release.
Gauss was “fully ejected” from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
The driver of the tractor-trailer, James Frey, 50, of Boonsboro, had no injures, police said.
Md. 491 was closed for about four hours, and traffic was rerouted on Fruit Tree Drive, police said.
The accident is under investigation, police said.