Man dies after truck strikes tree, fence

The Washington Post Sunday - - COMMUTER - — Kather­ine Shaver

A St. Mary’s County man died early Satur­day after his pickup truck hit a tree and fence in Loveville, po­lice said.

Franklin Irvin Bowles, 27, of Loveville, died at the scene.

The county sher­iff’s of­fice said Bowles was driv­ing a 1999 Ford F-350 pickup north on Loveville Road near Lenny Penny Lane about 2 a.m. when, for un­known rea­sons, he crossed the cen­ter­line, left the road and hit the tree and fence. Speed and al­co­hol ap­pear to have con­trib­uted to the ac­ci­dent, author­i­ties said.

Sher­iff ’s of­fi­cials ask that any­one who might have seen the wreck or events lead­ing up to it call Cpl. Bran­don Foor at 301475-4200.

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