Missing Lexington man killed in Maryland crash

Published: Mar. 6, 2019 at 10:47 AM EST
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A Lexington man who was reported missing is dead, as police in Maryland say he was a victim in a single-vehicle crash.

Maryland State Police say Avery Smothers, 31, of Lexington was found dead Wednesday morning after his vehicle was found down an embankment on Interstate 68 in Cumberland, Maryland.

A witness saw the vehicle and alerted troopers. Smothers was declared dead at the scene. It appeared he was ejected from the vehicle.

Smothers was reported missing Mar. 3 2019. He had left Kentucky Feb. 26 and was driving to visit family in Maryland.