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2 killed in car crash on Rt. 50, speed a factor

Posted at 11:40 AM, Aug 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-27 19:12:55-04

Maryland State Police are investigating a car crash that killed two people Saturday night in Anne Arundel County.

At about 9 p.m., a trooper from the Annapolis Barrack arrived to a crash in the area of westbound Route 50 and Maryland Route 424. Upon his arrival, a white Honda Civic was found in the woods, off of the Route 424 exit ramp in Davidsonville.

About ten minutes before the crash, the same vehicle passed a state trooper in an unmarked patrol car on westbound Route 50 at a high speed of about 100 mph. The trooper activated his emergency equipment and attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but lost sight of the vehicle and continued traveling toward the Anne Arundel/Prince George’s County line.

Moments later, the Glen Burnie Barrack received a report of a crash off of the exit ramp for Maryland Route 424 and they believe that the vehicle, a Honda Civic, is the same car that failed to stop.

The deceased victims were identified as 22-year-old Dustin Smith and 24-year-old Ryan Weibley, both of Edgewater. Smith was driving and Weibley was the passenger. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene by EMS personnel.

Even though the Maryland State Police CRASH Team responded to investigate the cause of the crash, this investigation is still ongoing.