Fatal Crash – Fire In South County

| June 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Early this morning, an unknown male was involved in a crash in the area of Route 2 and Harwood Road in South County.  The vehicle ended up in the parking lot of Southern High School where it caught fire. The unidentified driver and a dog were declared dead at the scene after the fire was extinguished.  From the Anne Arundel County Police Department:

  • Type of Collision: Single Vehicle (Fatal)
  • Location of Incident: Solomons Island Road @ & Harwood Road in Harwood, Md
  • Date & Time: June 3, 2011 @ 12:43 a.m.
  • Motor Vehicle: 1997 Ford F150, gold in color
  • Driver: Unknown Male
  • Injuries: Multiple Injuries/ Declared dead at scene

On June 3, 2011, at approximately 12:43 a.m., Southern District responded to the area of Solomons Island Road South and Harwood Road for a report of a single vehicle crash.

The initial investigation revealed that a 1997 Ford F-150 pickup truck was being operated south on Solomons Island Road just prior to the intersection with Harwood Road when the vehicle drifted off of the right side of the road for an unknown reason. Once off the road, the Ford entered into the grassy median in the 4400 block of Solomons Island Road, continued south in the grassy median and then into the south east corner of the Southern High School parking lot. The vehicle eventually struck a chain link fence and a tree before coming to rest in a small, wooded area just south of the school parking lot. The vehicle subsequently caught fire after striking the tree.

The Anne Arundel County Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire, which enveloped most of the car. After the fire had been put out, it was found that the vehicle contained an unidentified male subject and a dog. Both the unidentified male subject and the dog were declared dead at the scene by fire department personnel.

Due to the fatality involved in the crash, the Traffic Safety Section was requested to respond to assume responsibility for the investigation. Preliminarily, it appears the crash was caused by driver error. The Traffic Safety Section will be continuing the investigation. The victim has not been positively identified at this time.

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