A Halethorpe man was killed Monday morning after the car he was driving was hit by another car that had fled from a Maryland state trooper, who attempted to stop it for speeding, state police said.
A passenger in that other car has now been charged with drug violations after police found more than 120 suspected Xanax pills on him.
Police said Biik Chong, 26, died in the crash that happened just after 1 a.m. on Route 103, just east of Route 1.
Chong was turning out of a fast food restaurant parking lot onto westbound 103, when he was struck in the driver's door by a 2007 Honda Accord driven by Natalia Diaz-Valle, 18. Diaz-Valle had failed to stop at a red light, police said.
Chong was pronounced dead after being transported to Shock Trauma. The passenger in his car, Nawng Kung Lian, 44, also of Halethorpe, is being treated for injuries at Shock Trauma.
Both Diaz-Valle and her passenger, Philip L. Dorsey, 21, were also taken to Shock Trauma, where they were treated and released.
Dorsey is charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police said the accident happened after a state trooper was monitoring traffic in the area of eastbound Route 100 near Snowden River Parkway, when he tried to stop Diaz-Valle's car for going 70 miles per hour in a 55-mile-per-hour zone.
Diaz-Valle accelerated and quickly took the exit for Route 103.
Within seconds, the trooper lost sight of her car, then came upon the crash scene, state police said.
Chong's friends say he and his co-workers often ran to the gas station & fast food restaurant on their break from their overnight shift at a nearby manufacturing plant.
Charges are pending, and the investigation is continuing.