ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY — Anne Arundel Police are investigating two deadly crashes that took place over the weekend.
On Saturday at about 8:00 p.m., officers responded to Furnace Branch Road E. near Langley Road N., for a crash involving a pedestrian.
Police say a blue Chevrolet Colorado was traveling westbound on Furnace Branch Road E. approaching the intersection with Langley Road N. and hit a pedestrian walking in the roadway.
The 55-year-old pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene by Anne Arundel County Fire Department paramedics. The driver of the Colorado remained on scene and did not suffer injuries.
Police say pedestrian error is the primary cause of this crash. The crash is currently under investigation by the Traffic Safety Section.
About two and a half hours later, officers responded to Mount Zion Marlboro Road near Fiorenza Drive for a motor vehicle crash.
According to police, a 2013 Honda Accord was traveling westbound on Mount Zion Marlboro Road, west of Greenock Road, when it approached a 2007 Nissan truck from the back at a high rate of speed.
The Honda then passed the Nissan on the left in a permitted passing zone at an excessive speed. At the same time, a third vehicle was traveling in the opposite direction in the eastbound lane.
The Honda reentered the westbound lane to avoid the third vehicle, sideswiping the Nissan. The Honda did not stop after this collision and continued westbound on Mount Zion Marlboro Road at a high rate of speed.
Police say the Honda was located by the driver of the Nissan approximately 1.5 miles away, resting partially off the roadway at Fiorenza Drive.
The investigation revealed the driver of the Honda lost control of the vehicle after cresting a hill on an “S” curve. The Honda crossed into the Eastbound lane and rotated in a counterclockwise direction, hitting a telephone pole. The Honda then traveled back into the westbound lane where it came to rest partially off the roadway at Fiorenza Drive.
The 42-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene by Anne Arundel County Fire Department paramedics. A woman passenger was taken to Prince George’s Trauma Center in stable condition.
The driver of the Nissan did not suffer injuries.
Police stated excessive speed and failure to maintain control of the Honda are the primary causes of this crash. The crash is currently under investigation by the Traffic Safety Section.