PASADENA, Md. (WJZ)—Deadly crash. A pickup truck driver is killed during a police pursuit in Anne Arundel County.

Meghan McCorkell reports investigators say the man was driving erratically and was purposefully swerving across lanes of traffic.

A wild pursuit down Rt. 100 ended when a blue pickup truck wrapped around a tree. The driver was killed.

State police say the man was going more than 20 miles over the speed limit and swerving all over the road when a trooper spotted him around 4:40 p.m. Wednesday.

“He actually moved into the slow lane closer to the trooper and continued to rapidly move his wheel back and forth,” said Greg Shipley, Maryland State Police.

The man lost control. The truck did a 360 in the middle of the road. When the trooper approached again, he sped away going close to 100 mph.

“Vehicles were running off the roadway trying to get out of this man’s way,” Shipley said.

The truck eventually ran up an embankment, and slammed into a tree. The incident created a traffic nightmare.

“I sat in that traffic for about an hour, hour and a half,” said one motorist.

Lanes closed on Rt. 100 for hours. Drivers were floored when they heard what happened.

“That’s crazy,” said Sharon Hoover, driver. “That’s no respect for anybody at 4 in the afternoon on Rt. 100. I’m surprised it didn’t turn into a pile-up.”

Investigators say it’s a miracle no one else was hurt. 

Maryland State Police have not yet identified the driver. We know he was not the owner of that pickup truck. It’s believed he borrowed the truck from a friend. 

Detectives don’t know why the driver fled from police. They’ll use fingerprints to identify him.

Comments (11)
  1. sheriff says:

    Ete 100 is a drag strip. Rte 10 & 100 where they merge is the worst designed highway ever. A death trap.

  2. The Dena says:

    It’s really not that hard. You look both ways and switch lanes. Crazy, I know.

  3. ADAM says:

    More speeding cops, more dead citizens…

    1. Kimberly Blackwell says:

      no i was down there that guy was on something seriously the way he was driving swerving all over the place turning his steering wheel back n forth driving over 100 mile an hour then wen he almost ran the cop off the rd thats when they tried to pull him over cause he was driving on a revoked license he lost control once then speeded away then wrecked after that it was nt the cops fault we were in that traffic for 3 stinkin hours!!!

  4. Greg says:

    It must be nice being ignorant, Adam.

  5. John says:

    Ah yes, culling the herd through Darwinism!!!! Simple minds indeed.

  6. Pasadena says:

    Adam- He was running from the cops, his fault not the cops. Sheriff- Not really sure where you have been in pasadena but I’ve never seen double wides, a few million dollar home communities, but nope never double wide trailers.

  7. Carol says:

    When, oh when, will this reporter learn to use proper grammar and full sentences? True, respectable journalism is indeed a thing of the past.

  8. Alicia says:

    This is very sad, my heart goes out to the family that lost this family member in this accident. My mom is shown as one of the cars passing the accident scene in the video above, I thank god that my mom wasn’t involved in this accident as she could have since see only missed it be maybe 15 mins. It is a miracle that no one else was hurt, but it is very sad it ended this way. I live in pasadena, so I also passed by this accident and it was heart breaking to see the body covered up with a sheet. I know this will make me think again before I speed down the road because I speed down this same highway everyday. So sad 😦

  9. sheriff says:

    Good, one less a$$ hole I don’t have to worry about on my way to Annapolis.

  10. Not A Bad Guy says:

    This dead driver probably lost his job, due to his company down-sizing and moving its production center to China. He probably struggled for months to make his mortgage and vehicle payments, and ultimately went into foreclosure when his unemployment benefits ran out. He probably “borrowed” his friend’s pick-up truck because his car was repossessed, and he needed to get to an important job interview that he had his hopes set upon. He probably showed up at the job interview, only to find that 37 illegal immigrants were willing to work for a third of what he needed to make ends meet. He probably snapped, when he realized that he had to choose between food or gasoline that afternoon.
    Speculation? Perhaps, but I can certainly see where this might make an honest (but mentally weak) citizen, that is willing to work, flip the f#@k out, and act out in a “less than sane fashion” .
    Thank you, Obama, and those like you.

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