Hagerstown Man Dies After Being Struck By Motor Vehicle

The striking driver did return to the scene.



Hagerstown, Md (KM) The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal pedestrian accident north of Hagerstown..

At 7:11 Wednesday evening, deputies were dispatched to Paradise Drive for a service call.. While in en route, one deputy notice a man dressed in dark colored clothing lying along the side of Longmeadow Road west of the railroad crossing. He was identified as Steven Lawrence Herson, 71, of Hagerstown. The deputy administered CPR until medics came and  took over the scene.

Herson was taken to Meritus Medical Center where he later died.

A witness told authorities that a dark colored sedan struck Herson and left the area.

About 20-minutes after locating the victim, a man approached and told deputies he was the driver who struck Herson. He’s identified as Anthony Lamar Fugate, 18, of Pennsylvania, who was driving a Nissan Maxima.

The Accident Reconstruction Team was called to the to investigate the accident. It still remains under investigation.


By Kevin McManus