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Shepherdstown man dies in fatal car crash Sunday

By Staff | Dec 6, 2011

The victim of Sunday morning’s fatal traffic accident in Jefferson County has been identified as a 37-year-old Shepherdstown man.

Timothy David Kamer, of Maddex Drive, was killed when his car ran off of the road and struck a tree, a news release issued by the West Virginia State Police said.

According to police, at about 3:11 a.m. Sunday, West Virginia State Trooper A.L. Miller received radio traffic from Jefferson County Emergency Headquarters in reference to a single-vehicle accident located along Kearneysville Pike, approximately a quarter-mile north of the intersection with Orleans Drive in Jefferson County.

When Miller arrived at the scene at about 3:33 a.m., he saw a white 1992 BMW passenger car that had struck a tree off of the western edge of Kearneysville Pike. The driver of the vehicle, later identified as Kamer, was located in the driver’s seat and appeared to be dead, police said.

Kamer was later pronounced dead at the scene at 3:45 a.m. by Jefferson County Medical Examiner Donald Shirley.

An initial investigation revealed that BMW Kamer was driving had been traveling north when it exited the western roadway edge, rolled through the grass and struck a tree in a head-on collision, police said.