A serious Maryland auto accident left a man dead and a woman injured in the early morning hours of Monday, September 10. The single-vehicle crash, involving a pickup truck, occurred around 12:50 a.m. in Anne Arundel County.
Brian Jonelis, age 33, was traveling eastbound on Route 50 in his 2006 GMC pickup truck, according to Maryland State Police. As he made his way onto the exit ramp toward Route 450 (also known as West Street) in Annapolis near Parole, Jonelis accidentally ran into a guardrail and lost control of the vehicle.
The force of the impact from the crash threw both Jonelis and a 24-year-old female passenger, who has not yet been identified, from the vehicle.
The truck itself overturned and flipped several times before coming to a stop on top of Jonelis’s body. The truck then caught fire, with its owner trapped underneath it.
Witnesses attempted to rescue Jonelis but were unable to extract him from under the vehicle. The Anne Arundel County Fire Department responded to the scene along with police and emergency rescue personnel.
Jonelis, a resident of Annapolis, was pronounced dead at the scene. The female passenger was rushed by helicopter to the nearest Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with life-threatening injuries.
It is not yet known what caused Jonelis to crash into the guardrail and lose control of the vehicle. The circumstances surrounding the crash are under investigation.
The Maryland accident attorneys of Nickelsporn & Lundin express our deepest sympathies to the families affected by this tragic accident.