Police Identify Victim Of Fatal Accident On Rt 15

Middletown man died after crash on Rt 15 by Mountville Rd.

Frederick, Md (DG) – A man from Middletown, Maryland died after an accident on Rt 15 in Frederick County on Monday evening.

Maryland State Police are reporting 31-year-old Arik Knapp was pronounced dead at Washington MedSTAR Hospital where he was taken after the accident.

Investigators say the accident happened when Knapp was driving his Mazda 3 northbound on Rt 15 and tried to cross into the southbound lane, attempting to go onto Mountville Rd. His vehicle was struck by a Dodge 3500 that was traveling south on Rt 15.

A passenger in the Mazda was taken to Children’s Hospital for serious injuries. The driver of the Dodge truck was transported to a local hospital.

Rt 15 southbound at Mountville Road was shut down for several hours while police investigated the accident scene.