Worton man struck by vehicle, killed on Washington Avenue
CHESTERTOWN — A Worton man suffered fatal injuries Friday night when he was struck while crossing the road in the 500-block of Washington Avenue.
Police reported that Frank Harold Amling, 76, was pronounced dead at the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown.
The driver was identified as Robert Wayne Dorsey, 74, of Chestertown, according to a news release from the Chestertown Police Department.
No charges had been filed as of press time Wednesday, Lt. John A. Dolgas said.
The investigation is ongoing, with Maryland State Police assisting the CPD.
The Dec. 22 crash was the first fatal crash on Kent County roads in 2017.
According to the preliminary report, Amling was walking across Washington Avenue in the area of Hadaway Drive just before 6:45 p.m. As Amling entered the southbound lane of Washington Avenue, he was struck by a Jeep Cherokee — operated by Dorsey — that was traveling southbound on Washington Avenue.
Several patrons of the Blue Bird Tavern, located at 512 Washington Ave., rushed to the scene to try to assist Amling, who was trapped under Dorsey’s vehicle.
Amling was transported to the nearby hospital on Brown Street.
Dorsey was the only occupant in the Jeep. He was not injured.
Police reported that Dorsey remained at the scene.
Washington Avenue, from the 100 block to the 600 block, was closed to traffic for several hours.
A memorial service for Amling will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30 at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home in Chestertown. Survivors include his wife, three daughters, a stepson and a stepdaughter, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Amling grew up in Collingswood, N.J. He served four years in the re- serve force of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Amling worked for Campbell Soup Co. in New Jersey and its Chestertown plant, transferring here in 1978, according to his obituary. He also worked for Chestertown Foods, which was founded in 1996 after Campbell Soup closed its operation here in 1995, and retired in 2008.