Maryland State Police troopers believe that an impaired driver could possibly be the cause of a single vehicle crash that left one man dead.
On Friday, at a little before 7:30 p.m., troopers from the Bel Air Barrack responded to the northbound Route 924 ramp to the northbound Route 1 bypass for a report of a vehicle crash. Troopers arrived and found one vehicle involved. Fire and rescue units responded and determined that one person, Timothy H. Eyring, 49, of Baltimore, was dead at the scene. A juvenile passenger in the rear seat was uninjured and the driver, who is an adult male from Bel Air, Md., reported no injury.
During contact with the driver, troopers detected signs that he was possibly operating under the influence. Their investigation indicated that the driver may have been under the influence. After consultation with the Harford County State's Attorney, the driver was taken to University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center for a blood test to determine his blood alcohol content. The results of that test are pending.
The driver is not being identified at this time due to pending criminal charges that could result from the investigation.
The Maryland State Police Crash Team responded to conduct the investigation and the preliminary investigation indicates that the driver of the 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche lost control of the vehicle, while on the ramp, and traveled off the left side of the roadway, struck the guardrail and overturned. Eyring was a passenger in the front seat and was ejected from the vehicle. He was not wearing a seat belt.
The investigation is continuing.