Sudlersville man dies of crash in­juries

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SUDLERSVILLE — A mo­torist whose car was struck at the in­ter­sec­tion of state routes 300 and 290 died Oct. 2 at the Univer­sity of Mary­land Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Bal­ti­more — nine days af­ter the crash that also sent his wife to the hospi­tal.

The driver of the other ve­hi­cle fled the scene and has not been lo­cated, Mary­land State Po­lice re­ported Oct. 5.

Richard Alan Cole­man, 84, of Sudlersville, was op­er­at­ing a 2009 Honda Ac­cord east­bound on Route 300 at about 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23 when a 1998 Chevro­let Mal­ibu, trav­el­ing south on Route 290, al­legedly failed to stop at the in­ter­sec­tion stop sign, ac­cord­ing to a Mary­land State Po­lice news re­lease.

Alan Cole­man and his pas­sen­ger, Dorothy El­iz­a­beth Cole­man, 80, were trapped in the car, po­lice said.

The driver of the other ve­hi­cle, which had Mis­sis­sippi plates, was not iden­ti­fied. Wit­nesses at the scene told po­lice that the male driver and his male pas­sen­ger fled the scene on foot.

A state po­lice he­li­copter trans­ported Alan Cole­man and Dorothy Cole­man to the Univer­sity of Mary­land Shock Trauma Cen­ter.

Ad­di­tion­ally, a state po­lice K-9 con­ducted a track in an at­tempt to lo­cate the men who fled the scene.

The State High­way Ad­min­is­tra­tion also re­sponded to the scene. The road was closed and traf­fic di­verted for about four hours, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

Dorothy Cole­man has been dis­charged, a Shock Trauma spokesper­son said Oct. 5.

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