ALLEGANY COUNTY, MD. (THECOUNT) — Matthew Brands, of Oldtown, Maryland, has been identified as the victim in a Monday night vehicle crash in Allegany County.

Brands, 28, was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Oldtown Monday night.


According to reports, Brands was operating a Chevrolet Cavalier on Route 51 near Commerford Drive, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 5 p.m. Monday. The vehicle then made contact with an embankment and rolled over.

Brands was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash of blunt force trauma injuries.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Brands:

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Allegany County is located in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Maryland. As of the 2010 census, the population was 75,087. Its county seat is Cumberland. The name Allegany may come from a local Lenape word, welhik hane or oolikhanna, which means ‘best flowing river of the hills’ or ‘beautiful stream’ – Wikipedia.

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