Damascus man dies of injuries from Nov. 10 crash

November 28, 1995

A 72-year-old Damascus man died Saturday evening of injuries sustained in the Mount Airy traffic accident that killed his wife more than two weeks ago.

Police said Paul Edgar Marshall of Ridge Road in Damascus was pronounced dead at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

The accident, which occurred at 6:40 a.m. Nov. 10 near Route 27 and Mount Airy Drive, claimed the life of Mr. Marshall's wife, Gladys. Mrs. Marshall, who died at the scene, was 70.

Police say a vehicle driven by Michael Gregory Wroten, 24, of Akers Drive in Mount Airy crossed over the center line and collided head-on with Mr. Marshall's car.

Mr. Wroten told officers that someone pulled out in front of him as he was traveling south on Route 27, police said. Mr. Wroten said that as he veered to the left to avoid that car, he collided with the Marshalls'.


Mount Airy: Mount Airy responded to a chimney fire in the 5100 block of Almiera Court at 6:56 p.m. Friday. Units were out for 40 minutes.

Mount Airy: Mount Airy responded to a truck on fire near the intersection of Route 27 and Cabbage Spring Road at 7:33 a.m. Friday. Units were out for 24 minutes.

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