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Man killed in crash, driver of other car arrested for assaulting security guard in hospital

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Posted at 1:46 PM, Dec 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-14 13:47:22-05

FORESTVILLE, Md. — Police have not ruled out the possibility that a man was drinking and driving when he crashed into another car, killing another man Thursday night.

Police say just before midnight, troopers responded to a two crash on the outer loop of I-495 at MD 414. According to a preliminary investigation, a Toyota driven by Charles Smith hit the back of a Kia, causing it to go off of the road and end up on top of the guardrail in the median.

The driver of the Kia was pronounced dead at the scene.

Smith and his passenger were taken to the hospital to treat their injuries. Police say Smith was arrested at the hospital for assaulting a security guard, disorderly conduct and impeding a criminal investigation.

Police have not confirmed if Smith was drinking and driving, but they say alcohol has not been ruled out as a factor in the crash.

The identity of the man who was killed is being withheld pending the notification of his family. The investigation is still ongoing.