On April 14, 2014, at 9:29 am, officers from Western District responded to a report of a single vehicle collision into a tree on westbound Defense Highway near Huntwood Drive in Gambrills. Officers arrived on scene and located a silver Toyota Tacoma overturned on its roof with the driver, identified as Karl Demilo of Bowie, still inside. Demilo is currently at Baltimore Shock Trauma in critical condition.
Crash investigators from the Traffic Safety Section responded and assumed responsibility for the investigation. The investigation revealed the driver was not restrained by a seatbelt at the time of this collision. Speed is not a factor in this crash. Alcohol and/or illegal drug use is unknown at this time. The cause of the crash is driver error. This investigation is ongoing.