Fatal Accident In Berlin

Fatal Accident In Berlin
The accident scene on Route 113 is pictured Thursday morning. Photo by Christopher Casale

BERLIN – A Parsonsburg man died in a collision on Route 113 in Berlin Thursday morning.

Parsonsburg resident Johnnie Derrickson, 73, was killed Thursday in a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Route 113 and South Main Street in Berlin.

According to the Berlin Police Department, Derrickson, who was driving a Chevy S10, was crossing Route 113 when the collision occurred. The other vehicle involved, a 2017 Freightliner rollback tow truck, was traveling south on Route 113 when the collision occurred. The driver of the tow truck, 58-year-old Robert Kressman from New York, was not injured and refused medical treatment. The cause of the collision, which left Route 113 closed for four and a half hours Thursday, is being investigated by the Berlin Police Department with the assistance of the Maryland State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division and the Worcester County Sheriff’s Department.

About The Author: Charlene Sharpe

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Charlene Sharpe has been with The Dispatch since 2014. A graduate of Stephen Decatur High School and the University of Richmond, she spent seven years with the Delmarva Media Group before joining the team at The Dispatch.