Maryland State Police are investigating a single-car accident that claimed the life of a Taneytown man on Thursday.
David Allen Ruppert, 42, of Walnut Grove Road was driving a 1998 Chevrolet pickup south in the left lane of Route 140 near Green Mill Road in Finksburg when the truck went into the right lane, hit a traffic sign and struck the guardrail shortly before 7 p.m.
Police said Ruppert, who was alone, was thrown from the truck. Police said they did not know whether he was wearing a seat belt. He was taken by ambulance to Carroll County General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Pub Date: 1/02/99