On November 22, 2012 at 12:56 a.m., the Anne Arundel County Police Department received two separate complaints of an intoxicated driver. The first put had the vehicle crossing into Anne Arundel County from Baltimore City on Fort Smallwood Road near Cabot Road. The second had the vehicle on Fort Smallwood Road near Kenton Road. The vehicle was a red Honda minivan with Maryland tag 1AA0839.
Shortly after the lookout was broadcasted, an officer from the Eastern District spotted the van driving erratically and swerving across the roadway on Fort Smallwood Road near Edwin Raynor Boulevard in Pasadena. The officer turned on his emergency lights and siren to stop the driver, but instead of stopping the driver accelerated away and out of the sight of the officer.
Officers checked the area where the van was last seen going. At 1:05 a.m., they discovered it at Mountain Road near Fairwood Road where it had struck a tree causing extensive damage to the vehicle and fatal injuries to the driver. No one else was in the vehicle.
The Traffic Safety Section was notified and assumed primary investigative responsibility for the crash. Evidence suggests excessive speed is a primary cause of this crash. It is unknown at this time if alcohol or drugs were also contributing factors. The Traffic Safety Section will continue to investigate.
Anyone with further information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Traffic Safety Section at 410-222-8573.