A man died when his car, which was stopped in the high-speed lane of the Beltway, was hit by a truck in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 5, 2012.
Thirty-three year old David Wilt was driving a 2000 Saturn sedan along the eastbound lanes of Interstate 695, near State Route 2 (the Ritchie Highway exit) in Anne Arundel County.
His vehicle was stopped in the left lane of traffic, and Maryland State Police who responded to the accident are unsure whether Wilt intentionally stopped his vehicle or if his vehicle stalled.
Around 2:45 a.m., a 2003 Ford F-250 was driving in the same lane of traffic and came upon Wilt’s car. The driver of the pickup truck, 31-year-old Steven Celey, unsuccessfully tried to avoid the Saturn.
The truck crashed into the Saturn, pushing the car off the highway near Glen Burnie. The impact of the crash killed Wilt, who was pronounced dead at the scene. He was a resident of Pasadena.
Celey was taken to Baltimore Washington Medical Center for treatment and for a blood test. Maryland State Police have not released the results of the blood test yet. They also have not given any indication of whether charges are expected.
Police closed the eastbound lanes of the highway for nearly five hours to clean up and investigate the Maryland truck crash scene.
The Maryland truck accident attorneys at Nickelsporn and Lundin express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of David Wilt in their time of grief.