Anne Arundel County officers are investigating a car crash that left one person in critical condition.
On Tuesday, at a little after 11:20 p.m., officers responded to a two-car crash on Mt. Zion Marlboro Road near Greenock Road in Lothian. A Mercury SUV was traveling at high speed southbound on Mt. Zion Marlboro Road and, as the driver approached a bend in the roadway, he lost control, struck a tree and spun back into the travel portion of the roadway.
A short time later, a Pontiac that was also traveling southbound on Mt. Zion Marlboro Road struck the Mercury that was disabled in the roadway. The driver of the Mercury, later identified as 29-year-old Charles Edward Turner III, of Deale, was flown to PG Trauma with possible life-threatening injuries and the driver of the Pontiac, 24-year-old Brandon Lewis Wink, of Lothian, was not injured.
The initial cause of the accident appears to be excessive speed and failing to remain in a single lane by the driver of the Mercury. It is also believed that alcohol use may have been a contributing factor. However, the Traffic Safety Section is handling the investigation and any charges will be under review by the States Attorney.