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CLARKSVILLE, Md. (WUSA) -- A driver who died after a flatbed truck and and jeep collided on Route 32 in Clarksville Tuesday morning was a beloved, former University of Maryland professor.
One former University of Maryland student, who was at the school in the 1970s, says that 68-year-old Michael Paul du Monceau worked in what was then the Radio-Television-Film school. He was also a Silver Circle award winner in the Washington chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 1991. DuMonceau was listed as an independent producer in a newspaper article at the time.
Du Monceau died after his Jeep hit a flat bed truck. Howard County police say a flatbed truck driven by 30-year-old Robert Knott of Walkersville was traveling southbound on Route 32 near Route 108 but slid into northbound traffic when he braked. Du Monceau's Jeep then hit the truck.
Du Monceau, who is from Ellicott City, was taken to Howard County General Hospital in critical condition. Police say he later died at the hospital.
Knott was not injured.
Police say the investigation into the accident continues and no charges have been filed.
Route 32 closed for about 6 hours after the accident. It reopened around 2 p.m.