BALTIMORE (WJZ/SUN)—Maryland State Police have charged a 25-year-old Frederick County man with assault, driving under the influence and reckless endangerment in connection with a road rage incident that involved four vehicles on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway Saturday night.
Police say it all started around 8:30 p.m. Cody James Hickerson was driving a Nissan Titan truck erratically in a southbound lane in Baltimore City when the driver in a Subaru Outback sounded his horn. Hickerson then drove his vehicle into the passenger side of the Outback, and then continued driving.
But it doesn’t end there. Police say Hickerson then stopped the truck near the Waterview Avenue exit, forcing traffic to come to a halt. He and his passenger, Dylan Louis Mangini, 22, got out of the truck, approached the Subaru, which was behind them, and struck the car with their fists and knees.
Police say the driver and passenger of a Pontiac GTO got out of a Pontiac GTO to assist the driver of the Subaru Outback. When Hickerson and Mangini stopped striking the Outback, all parties returned to their vehicles.
Police say Hickerson and Mangini chased after the Pontiac GTO, crossing the line into Baltimore County, and Hickerson intentionally drove into the rear end and passenger’s side of the Pontiac, causing it to spin off the highway.
Hickerson then lost control of the truck, crossed the median and overturned several times on the northbound side of the highway. As Hickerson’s Nissan was overturning, a blue Honda Civic tried to avoid a collision by breaking and switching lanes. But ultimately, the truck landed on the hood of the Honda and Hickerson was ejected.
Investigators found opened and unopened alcoholic beverages on the ground next to the truck.
Hickerson and Mangini were taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where they were being treated for serious injuries. Police have not yet released the conditions of the other motorists involved in the incident.
Hickerson faces three counts of first- and second-degree assault, DUI, malicious destruction of property and multiple traffic violations. Mangini faces one count each of second-degree assault and malicious destruction of property.