Police Identify Man Killed While Fleeing from Sheriff's Officer
A New Windsor man died Monday morning when his truck hit a van on Rt. 140, police said.
Police have identified the driver who died in a two-vehicle collision after fleeing from police as 29-year-old Jeremiah Joseph Haas of New Windsor.
At approximately 6:25 a.m. Monday, Deputy 1st Class Brian Colussy was stopped on the southbound shoulder of Route 91 north of Cold Saturday Drive monitoring traffic when he saw a Dodge Ram 1500 truck approaching him northbound going 72 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone, according to a police release.
Colussy activated his lights and signaled the truck to stop, according to police reports. The truck accelerated and turned onto Old Gamber Road, police said.
After losing sight of the truck, Colussy found the truck turning into the rear parking lot of Jiffy Mart, officials said. According to police, Colussy then saw the truck exit the opposite end of the parking lot onto eastbound Rte. 140 without yielding, where it struck a Ford van.
The drivers of both vehicles were transported by ambulance to Carroll Hospital Center.
The driver of the Dodge truck, who was later identified as 29-year-old Jeremiah Joseph Haas of New Windsor, died at the hospital as a result of the injuries sustained in the collision, police said. During the investigation, it was also learned that Haas’s Maryland Driver’s License and privilege to drive was suspended and revoked, according to police.
The driver of the Ford van, George David Bopst, 23, of Westminster, was treated and released Monday.
Sheriff’s Office Traffic Collision Reconstructionists, assisted by investigators from the Maryland State Police and Baltimore County Police are continuing their detailed investigation of the accident, which could take several weeks, officials said.