Accident Claims Life Of Local Man

BERLIN — A local man was killed Wednesday in a two-vehicle accident along Route 50 at its intersection with Route 818, or Main Street extended, in Berlin late Wednesday morning.

Shortly before noon on Wednesday, Berlin Police responded to a reported vehicle collision at Routes 50 and 818 where Main Street extends across Route 50. The preliminary investigation revealed a vehicle, driven by Christopher Keenan, 24, of Berlin, was headed westbound on Route 50. Another vehicle, driven by Amberle Booker, 25, also of Berlin, was heading northbound on Route 818 and attempted to cross over Route 50.

Booker’s vehicle crossed into the path and Keenan’s vehicle and was struck on the passenger side. Booker’s passenger, identified as Stephen Mumpower, 26, of Berlin, was taken by Berlin EMS to Atlantic General Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Booker was transported first to PRMC and later to Maryland Shock Trauma and was listed as stable as of Thursday morning. Keenan was transferred by Ocean Pines EMS to PRMC in Salisbury where he was treated and released. The investigation is ongoing.

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