Police chase leads to Maryland accident fatality in Anne Arundel County
Posted on Oct 28, 2011
A man who was driving erratically in Glen Burnie died Oct. 5 after trying to flee from police.
The adult white male, who has not yet been identified, was driving a 1998 Dodge Dakota on southbound Route 10 near the Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard in Glen Burnie.
Around 4:30 p.m., a Maryland State Trooper parked along the side of the road witnessed the vehicle swerving back and forth between lanes and driving 82 miles per hour in a 55-mile-per-hour speed zone.
The truck driver apparently saw the trooper and lost control of the vehicle, spinning to a stop in the fast lane.
However, when the trooper pulled up behind the truck, the driver suddenly sped away.
The trooper turned on his siren, but the truck driver continued on to eastbound Route 100, driving in the median to pass other vehicles.
He lost control of the vehicle a second time, crossing both lanes of traffic and hitting a guardrail on the opposite side of the road near Catherine Avenue in Pasadena. The vehicle then drove up an embankment, slid onto its side and rammed into a tree near the side of the road.
Members of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services Division arrived at the scene but pronounced the driver dead. An autopsy is expected.
Maryland State Police do not know what caused his erratic driving behavior and are still investigating the accident.
A news release from the department stated that the driver did not own the truck he was driving, but it was not reported stolen either.