BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police say one person is dead and three have been injured after a driver reportedly fled an attempted traffic stop in a stolen car in Harford County.
The driver of the vehicle has been identified by Maryland State Police as Terrence Gibson, Sr., 42, of Columbia, MD. He was later pronounced deceased at Harford Memorial Hospital. Autopsy results are pending.
Police say the passenger of the vehicle was Melissa Ann Williams, 30, of Middle River. She was taken to Christiana Hospital where she is receiving medical treatment for her injuries.
The two backseat passengers have been identified as Joseph Tayor, 41, of Edgewood, and Nicole Lashawn King, 42, of Baltimore. According to police, Taylor was taken to Christiana Hospital by helicopter while King was taken to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore by medevac.
Police say around 9 p.m. Monday, a trooper attempted to conduct a traffic stop involving a blue 2005 Subaru Outback on eastbound Route 40 at Landing Lane in Elkton in Cecil County. The car was reported stolen out of Baltimore City, according to police. The driver of the car refused to stop, then made a U-turn and continued westbound on Route 40. Police say the driver was “traveling at a high rate of speed.”
The trooper ended the pursuit as the driver approached the Mechanic Valley Road area. Shortly after the driver slowed down at a traffic light and continued westbound on Route 40, another trooper attempted a traffic stop. The driver sped off again, police say.
“Stop sticks” were used in two different locations in the Perryville area in an attempt to slow the car down. With two flat tires, the driver continued on Route 40 and as the car crossed into Harford County, the driver lost control and struck a light pole in the median near Ostego Street in Havre de Grace.
The intersection of westbound Route 40 and Ostego Street remained closed Monday night.
The investigation is ongoing.