On January 28, 2012 at approximately 0046 hours, officers from the Eastern District responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision at Fort Smallwood Road near Devere Drive in Pasadena 21122. Officers arrived on scene and located Vehicle #2 in the roadway with heavy front end damage. Officers located Vehicle #1 several hundred feet northeast of Vehicle #2, overturned in the ditch. The driver of Vehicle #1 had been ejected and was found lying near his vehicle. Anne Arundel County Fire Department Paramedics pronounced the driver of Vehicle #1 Brian David McDevitt dead at the scene. The driver and the front seat passenger Vehicle #2 sustained minor injuries and were transported by ambulance to Baltimore Washington Medical Center. Crash Investigators from the Traffic Safety Section were dispatched to the crash scene and assumed responsibility for the investigation.
The initial investigation revealed that Vehicle #1 was traveling north on Fort Smallwood Road when it went out of control and began to rotate counterclockwise crossing the double yellow lane lines into the path of Vehicle #2. The right rear of Vehicle #1 then struck the front of Vehicle #2. Vehicle #1 then continued for several hundred feet thru a mailbox and off the roadway where it overturned, ejecting the driver and coming to final rest on its roof.
The investigation is on going at this time and there is evidence that excessive speed and alcohol were factors in this crash.