Police investigate fatal car accident

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A Frederick man was killed in an early morning car accident Sunday.

The Frederick Police Department says 59-year-old James Baker, Jr. died after losing control of his car and striking a light pole along Schifferstadt Boulevard.

Police add that it was raining heavily at the time of the crash, which happened shortly after 8 A.M.

Baker sustained major head injuries and was transferred to Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Officials say following a computed tomography (CT) scan, plans were made to fly Baker to a shock trauma center but he was pronounced dead before the transfer.

Police continue to investigate to find out exactly what happened.

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