BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A driver was arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of driving under the influence and manslaughter after he struck and killed a road worker in Anne Arundel County, authorities said.
The deadly crash happened about 10 p.m. in a construction zone near the intersection of Davidsonville Road and Kings Retreat Drive in Davidsonville, according to preliminary details released by Anne Arundel County Police.READ MORE: Pasadena Woman, 63, Dies After Hit-And-Run Boating Crash On Magothy River
Upon arrival, officers learned that a Jeep was heading south on Davidsonville when it struck a Honda and drove away, police said. Police said the Jeep then struck a road crew worker while turning right onto Kings Retreat.
The vehicle kept going and veered off the roadway until it came to a stop after striking a nearby community sign, police said.
Police said the road worker, identified as 56-year-old Lizbeth Guzman, was airlifted to MedStar Washington Hospital Center with life-threatening injuries. Guzman did not survive.READ MORE: Death Of Baltimore High School Football Player Inspires Training To Prevent Future Tragedies
Based on field sobriety tests, investigators determined that the driver was intoxicated, police said.
The driver, identified as 48-year-old Christopher Jonathan Asher of Davidsonville, was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Asher is charged with negligent manslaughter, criminally negligent manslaughter, homicide by motor vehicle while under the influence, driving under the influence, leaving the scene of a crash and reckless driving, among other offenses.MORE NEWS: 4 Killed 9 Wounded In 11 Baltimore Shootings Over Independence Day Weekend, Police Say
The Honda’s driver was not hurt.