One dead, one injured in Chincoteague Road Crash


Staff Report —

One man is dead and another was injured after a pickup truck ran off the roadway on Chincoteague Road early Friday.
Police were called at around 1 a.m. to investigate the crash, which happened east of Mosquito Creek Bridge.
Preliminary investigation shows a 2011 Ford F350 was traveling eastbound when the driver ran off the roadway and struck the guardrail, causing the truck to roll over and land in the marsh, partially ejecting the driver, according to State Police spokesperson Sgt. Michelle Anaya.
The driver, 32-year-old Justin Richard Myers of Fayetteville, Pa., died upon impact, Anaya said.
Police at the scene found evidence indicating there was a passenger involved, but could not immediately locate the person.
Marshall Shaffer, 25, later was located with the assistance of Chincoteague police. He was found to be suffering from non-life-threatening injuries.
Police say both men were found to be intoxicated.

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