A Westminster man involved in a three-car accident Friday morning in Finksburg died as a result of his injuries, according to Cindy Rivers, a spokeswoman for the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.

Kelly Murphy, 38, died Monday. He was taken by helicopter to Shock Trauma on Friday, Rivers said.

The Sheriff's Office has announced that charges are pending the outcome of the accident investigation and review with the Carroll County State's Attorney's Office.


Murphy's Volkswagen Jetta was traveling northbound on Route 91 Friday when a tractor trailer, swerving to avoid another vehicle, crossed the yellow lane divider and struck the Jetta head on at 5:25 a.m., police said.

According to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office, a Honda Civic driven by 21-year-old David Stanner, of Milford Mill, failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Route 91 and Old Gamber Road. Stanner told police he failed to maneuver a curve on Old Gamber Road, causing him to lose control of his vehicle and travel through the stop sign, police said.

The tractor trailer, driven by 48-year-old John Rhoades, of Baltimore, swerved to avoid the Honda and crossed the yellow lane divider, where it struck Murphy's vehicle, according to police.

The accident closed the section of Route 91 for more than six hours.

Stanner and Rhoades declined medical treatment at the scene, police said.

Collision reconstructionists from the Sheriff's Office, with assistance from the Maryland State Police Reconstruction and Commercial Motor Vehicle Unit, have been conducting a detailed investigation, according to police. Cpl. Jonathan Light said Monday the investigation is continuing.

Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be a contributing factor, according to police.

Anyone who might have witnessed the collision is asked to contact Cpl. Jeffrey Miller at 410-386-5900.