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29-year-old Crofton man dies after jumping curb, crashing into tree

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Posted at 11:09 AM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 11:09:41-04

CROFTON, Md. — Police are investigating how a 29-year-old Crofton man crashed into a tree that took his life.

It happened around 9:45 a.m. Saturday on Riedel Road near Farmingham Lane.

Anne Arundel County Police say Harshal Bipin Chandra Patel was driving northeast on Riedel Road, when for some reason his Nissan Xterra jumped a curb and struck a tree. Medics pronounced Patel dead on scene.

Investigators believe Patel failed to remain in control of the vehicle, but don't believe speeding played a role. It's unclear at this point if alcohol or drugs were involved.

Any witnesses are asked to call Cpl. Hall at 410-222-8573 or the TipLine 410-222-4700.