Man Dies In Single-Vehicle Crash

BERLIN — A local man lost his life last weekend when his vehicle left the roadway and overturned on Ironshire Road in Berlin early Sunday morning.

Around 3 a.m. on Sunday, the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland State Police along with the Berlin Volunteer Fire Company and Berlin EMS responded to a motor vehicle crash on Ironshire Road. Responding units located a 1996 Chevrolet overturned with the driver ejected.

The driver, identified as Russell Kenneth Mariner III, 32, of Snow Hill, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Unit. Alcohol and speed have been determined as factors. Anyone with information about the crash is urged to contact Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Kenneth Reed at 410-632-1111.

About The Author: Shawn Soper

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Shawn Soper has been with The Dispatch since 2000. He began as a staff writer covering various local government beats and general stories. His current positions include managing editor and sports editor. Growing up in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City full time three decades ago, Soper graduated from Loch Raven High School in 1981 and from Towson University in 1985 with degrees in mass communications with a journalism concentration and history.