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51-year-old killed trying to cross Route 198 in Maryland City

51-year-old killed trying to cross Route 198 in Maryland City
Posted at 9:37 AM, Nov 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-13 15:06:39-05

A 51-year-old man was killed after being struck trying to cross Route 198 in Maryland City, the Anne Arundel County Fire Department said.

Firefighters responded to a call for a pedestrian struck in the 3300 block of Laurel Fort Meade Road/Route 198 at about 6:24 p.m. Monday. The scene was near the road's intersection with Russett Green West.

When firefighters arrived they found the man with "critical, life-threatening injuries," from being struck by a car as he tried to cross the state highway, the fire department said in a statement.  

The pedestrian was was later identified as Michael Eugene Calloway, whose last known address was the 8300 block of Flintlock Court in Severn. He was taken to Laurel Regional Hospital. Anne Arundel County Police later said the man died at the hospital from his injuries. Calloway's body was taken to the Medical Examiner's office in Baltimore for an autopsy.

Preliminary investigation showed Calloway was using the crosswalk attempting to cross Laurel Fort Meade Road from a nearby gas station when he was struck. Police said nearby security footage showed the man had a "Do Not Walk" signal but attempted to time a crossing between breaks in westbound traffic. Calloway was struck by a 2002 Ford Windstar minivan driven by a 54-year-old Beltsville man in the last lane of traffic. 

The car that struck him remained on the scene. 

The preliminary cause of death is a pedestrian failing to obey the crosswalk signal and failing to yield to roadway traffic, police said. The Anne Arundel County Police Traffic Safety Section is handling the investigation and the case will be reviewed by the State's Attorney, police said.