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Man killed in crash after hitting dump truck in Anne Arundel County

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Posted at 2:51 PM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 14:51:40-04

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY — A man was killed in a vehicle crash after hitting a dump truck in Anne Arundel County.

On Thursday at about 10:05 a.m., officers responded to the area of Solomon’s Island Road and Harwood Road for a motor vehicle collision.

Police say a 2000 Toyota Camry was northbound on Solomon’s Island Road when it approached a 2019 Ford F-350 dump truck from behind.

The dump truck was stopped and preparing to make a left turn onto Harwood Road from northbound Solomon’s Island Road. The Ford’s turn signals were activated to indicate such a movement.

According to police, as the Toyota rounded a turn near the intersection, it subsequently hit the Ford truck causing significant damage to the Toyota.

Bystanders and medical personnel performed lifesaving measures on the Toyota’s driver, however the 43-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for a postmortem examination.

Preliminarily, the primary cause of the crash appears to be driver error. Neither speed nor impairment appear to be contributing factors in this crash.

The Traffic Safety Section is handling the investigation.