Man Killed in Head-On Caused by Second Driver

MECHANICSVILLE, Md. - One man was killed on Sunday afternoon in Mechanicsville when an oncoming vehicle crossed into his lane of travel and struck his small pickup truck head-on.

According to the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Department, on Dec. 31, 2006 at 1:43 p.m., Allen James Lyon of Charlotte Hall, operating a 1998 Ford Explorer, was traveling North on Maryland Route 5 in the area of North Earnshaw Way, Mechanicsville, St. Mary's County, Maryland. Lyon failed to keep right of the center, crossed into the Southbound lane of Rt. 5 and struck head on the 1988 Chevrolet S-10, operated by Albert Marshall Cook, Jr.

Cook died at the scene of the collision due to his injurires.

Lyon and a juvenile passenger were flown to Washington Hospital for treatment and released.

The initial investigation concluded that neither speed or alcohol were contributing factors in the accident. The Sheriff's Office Reconstruction team is conducting the ongoing investigation.

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