Walkersville Man Dies in Motor Scooter Accident

Walkersville Man Dies in Motor Scooter Accident

Maryland State Police Frederick Barrack says a Walkersville man died Monday morning in a collision involving a vehicle and a motor scooter.
WALKERSVILLE, Md. - Maryland State Police Frederick Barrack says a Walkersville man died Monday morning in a collision involving a vehicle and a motor scooter. 

State Police say it happened around 10 a.m. on Route 194 at Deer Run Road in Walkersville. They say Frank Sofinowski, 75, was traveling northbound on Route 194 in a motor scooter, when a 2006 Ford Explorer driven by Marianne Novakovic, 55, failed to yield while making a left hand turn from Deer Run Road onto southbound Route 194. 

State Police say the front of Novakovic's Explorer struck Sofinowski, who was then ejected off of the motor scooter and onto the roadway. Sofinowski was pronounced dead on scene by EMS personnel. 

The roadway was shut down for more than two hours Monday while Maryland State Police investigated. 

State Police say charges are pending against the driver. 
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