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Conowingo man killed in crash with trash truck

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CONOWINGO — A Conowingo man was killed in a Friday afternoon collision with a trash truck, according to police.

Just after 3:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, troopers from the Maryland State Police North East Barrack responded to the area of U.S. Route 1 and Rock Spring Road for a two-vehicle collision.

When troopers and Cecil County emergency services first responders arrived they found a white 2006 Jeep Wrangler, driven by Thomas McMillan, 22, had collided with a 2019 grey Heil trash truck, driven by Stephen Graybeal, 40, of Conowingo.

McMillan was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma in Baltimore by Maryland State Police’s Aviation medevac, but he was declared dead shortly after arrival, police reported.

Graybeal refused medical treatment at the scene of the collision, according to MSP.

The preliminary investigation by MSP has determined the Jeep was initially traveling northbound on Route 1, also known as Conowingo Road, when for unknown reasons it crossed the double-yellow centerline into the southbound lane, police reported. At some point after crossing into the southbound lane, the Jeep went into a skid where the southbound trash truck struck the Jeep’s passenger side of the Jeep.

A Maryland State Police reconstructionist responded to the scene for the investigation, and the State Highway Administration assisted with the road closure which lasted approximately three hours, causing significant delays around the Conowingo Dam area.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact the North East Barrack and reference case number 18-MSP-047346.

The investigation into the crash is continuing.

According to Cecil Whig archives and county officials, McMillan is the 23rd person killed on roads in Cecil County thus far in 2018.

According to an obituary for McMillan submitted to the Whig, he was a member of Rising Sun High School’s Class of 2015. He went on to attend Cecil College full-time, pursing a degree in computer programming and game design.

McMillan was a very active member at Conowingo Baptist Church, working the sound system for services and a member of the college and career church group, according to the obit.

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