Monday, June 20, 2016
Speed And Reckless Driving Cause Accident
From the Capital-Gazette:
Police said investigators have determined in a preliminary investigation that high speed and reckless driving led to a fatal crash in Davidsonville on Friday night.
Anne Arundel County police on Monday released the identity of a man who died in the single-vehicle crash.
John David Fisher, 44, of Edgewater, was pronounced dead at the scene. His body was taken to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy, police said.
Fisher, who was sitting in the front passenger seat of the car, was wearing his seat belt, police said.
Police were dispatched at 10:38 p.m. to Beards Point Road near Beards Creek Drive.
The Ford Mustang, driven by Michelle Lee Brookman, 43, of Edgewater, was traveling south on Beards Point Road at a high speed, police said.
The driver failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway and the car began to skid, left the road and struck a tree, police said.
One backseat passenger, a 20-year-old man, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the Mustang, police said.
He was flown to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for critical injuries, police said.
A 30-year-old woman seated in the backseat of the car was taken to Shock Trauma for critical injuries. She was wearing a seat belt, police said.
Brookman was taken by ambulance to Shock Trauma for minor injuries, police said.
A Shock Trauma spokesman said Monday afternoon that Brookman had been discharged from the hospital, Dicey was listed as being in serious condition and Baerga was in critical condition.
Investigators believe drugs and alcohol may have contributed to the crash.
The police department's traffic safety division is investigating. Any charges are pending review of the State's Attorney's Office.