DUNDALK, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland State Police are investigating the discovery of a body found off of I-695 in eastern Baltimore County and believe it may be a man who went missing following a car crash on the night of July 4th.
Anne Arundel County Police along with the Bay Area Recovery Canines search team located the body off the inner loop of I-695 between Beachwood Road and exit 42.READ MORE: Security Camera Video Shows Chaotic Scene, Quick Police Response After West Baltimore Mass Shooting
The body has been transported to the office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy and to determine a positive identification.
It has been determined the man died of injuries consistent with a motor vehicle accident.
A missing persons investigation led police and the search team to that area because of a single-vehicle crash that occurred shortly after 10 p.m. on July 4th when a vehicle left the roadway on the outer loop of I-695 at Cove Road and crashed into a tree.READ MORE: Leaders Call Fells Point Violence 'Tragic & Unacceptable,' Police Urging People To Speak Up
State Police responded to the accident that night and were told by a passenger that the driver fled the scene.
An extensive search was conducted the night of the crash, which included troopers on foot and an aerial search by a Maryland State Police helicopter.
Maryland State Police say this investigation remains ongoing.Maryland Offices, Schools Announce Closures Friday In Observance Of Juneteenth