Maryland State Police have said Thomas S. Cox, 38, of Berkeley Springs was struck and killed along Interstate 70 in the early morning hours of Tuesday, November 17. Police had responded to a motor vehicle accident near the 18 mile marker of I-70 near Clear Spring shortly before 5 a.m. on Tuesday. They determined that a tractor-trailer was traveling westbound on I-170 when it struck Cox, who was walking in the traveling lane of the highway. Cox was thrown over the guardrail, police said.
The Peterbilt truck was registered in Alabama and was pulling an empty ammonium nitrate tanker, police noted. The driver of the truck was identified as Mickey Dodson, 30, of Grayson, Kentucky.