UPDATE: Family members of Salmeron have established a GoFundMe account to raise funds to allow Mr. Salmeron to be buried in his native El Salvador and to help provide for a college education for his two daughters.
Officers from the Annapolis Police Department Traffic Safety Unit are investigating a fatal traffic accident involving a pedestrian.
At 8:31 a.m. officers responded to a pedestrian struck near the Maryland Fire-Rescue Services Memorial located at Bladen Street and Calvert Street. A blue pick up truck being driven by Dakota Young, 22, of Pasadena was traveling southeast on Rowe Boulevard approaching the intersection with Calvert Street when the driver left the roadway to the right, mounted the curb, and struck Mario Salmeron, 39, of Edgewater, who was on foot working for a landscaping company. The man was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center and later died from his injuries. The driver remained on the scene and assisted us with the investigation.
The preliminary cause of the crash is the driver’s failure to remain on the roadway. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash.
If you have any information about this incident please contact Corporal Jonathan Supko at 410-268-9000 ext. 7302 or [email protected].