Driver Flees from Police, Dies in Collision
Traffic on Rt. 140 was closed between Rt. 795 and Rt. 91 for nearly 5 hours.
A man died Monday morning after fleeing from police and colliding with another vehicle.
At approximately 6:25 Monday morning, DFC Brian Colussy attempted to stop a speeding Dodge Ram 1500, according to a sheriff's report. The motorist failed to stop. The vehicle continued at a high rate of speed onto Old Gamber Road, and then turned right onto Old Westminster Pike. He then turned into the Jiffy Mart located at 2284 Baltimore Boulevard and continued, without yielding, onto Rt 140, where he struck a Ford van which had been travelling eastbound, police said.
The drivers of both vehicles were transported by ambulance to Carroll Hospital Center. The driver who fled, a 29-year-old male from New Windsor, died at the hospital as a result of the injuries sustained in the collision. The driver of the Ford van, a 23-year-old male from Westminster, was treated and released, according to a police report.
Sheriff’s Office Traffic Collision Reconstructionists, assisted by investigators from the Maryland State Police CRASH Team, are conducting a detailed investigation of the accident, which could take several weeks, police said.