Alcohol may have been a factor in the death of a Frederick man who ran onto Md. 26 early Friday morning, according to Maryland State Police.
Kevin Stanley Williams, 21, was struck by a Volkswagen traveling westbound on Md. 26 at 4:41 a.m., said Sgt. Dave Keller of the Frederick barrack of the state police.
Prior to the crash, Williams was found lying unconscious on the shoulder of the road by a driver who stopped to check on him. When the driver approached and awakened Williams, he jumped to his feet and ran into the road, where he was struck, Keller said.
He sustained life-threatening injuries and later died, police said.
Police believe Williams may have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident, according to Keller. A toxicology test is being conducted, he said.
No charges will be filed against the driver.
“Our investigation reveals no fault of the driver,” he said. “They were at a constant speed and in the travel lane.”