The truck may have experienced mechanical problems and started to gain speed going down a steep hill
Myersville, Md. (DG) – A man was killed in Frederick County after he jumped from a moving truck on Friday.
The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office responded to the accident at around 6 PM in the 11,000 block of Harp Hill Road in Myersville.
Investigators report that a 1999 Ford F350 truck was pulling a trailer loaded with construction equipment southbound on Harp Hill Road. The truck may have experienced some mechanical problems and started to gain speed going down a steep hill. The driver, 46-year-old Martin Flores, was unable to slow the truck down. Flores and two passengers jumped from the runaway truck.
Flores was severely injured and died at the scene. The two passengers received minor injuries.
The Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the accident.