Worton man struck by ve­hi­cle, killed on Wash­ing­ton Av­enue

Kent County News - - FRONT PAGE - By TR­ISH MCGEE pm­cgee@thekent­coun­tynews.com

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.

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