Missing man dies in car

March 22, 1994|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer

An 81-year-old man, who had been reported missing from a York, Pa., facility where he was living, was killed when his car careened off Schalk Road No. 1 at Young Road and struck a tree about 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Leslie Clough Jr., a resident of York United Methodist Home in the 1700 block of Normandie Drive, was driving his 1987 Plymouth Caravelle when it left the road at a left turn, ran up an embankment and struck a tree, state police said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by an associate medical examiner for Carroll County.

Mr. Clough, who had been reported missing from the Methodist home about 2 p.m., was not wearing a seat belt, according to state police.

Investigators said there were no skid marks at the scene of the crash, and the victim's body was sent to the state medical examiner's office in Baltimore for an autopsy.

The death of Mr. Clough was the first traffic fatality in Carroll County this year. The death of a worker for a trash removal company, who was run over by a truck at Northern Landfill last week, was classified as an off-highway traffic death and will not be included in the traffic fatality count, according to state police.

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