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93-year-old dies in Wednesday afternoon car crash in Glen Burnie

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Posted at 2:40 PM, Dec 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-12 14:40:54-05

GLEN BURNIE, Md. — A 93-year-old man was killed Wednesday afternoon in a Glen Burnie car crash, according to Anne Arundel County Police.

At around 3:15 p.m., officers arrived to Dorsey Road, at the intersection of McPherson Road, for a two vehicle crash. According to reports, a 2003 Chevrolet was traveling westbound on Dorsey Road when it proceeded to make a left turn onto McPherson Road. At the same time, a 2005 Nissan was traveling eastbound on the same road, approaching the intersection.

The investigation revealed that the Chevrolet continued with its left turn and pulled into the path of the Nissan causing the vehicles to collide.

The occupant of the Chevrolet, 93-year-old Oliver E. Daff, of Glen Burnie, was transported to R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the Nissan, 21-year-old Justin A. Johnson, of Mount Airy, was transported to the Baltimore Washington Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Preliminarily, the primary cause of the crash appears to be that Daff failing to yield right of way to Johnson.

Speed does not appear to be a factor and drugs and/or alcohol use are not believed to be a factor either. However, the Traffic Safety Section is handling this investigation.