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.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact Corporal Glenn Day at 410-386-2900, or gday@ccg.carr.org

Tracy Rees January 25, 2013 at 10:33 PM
The driver has a mother and father and family who ultimately paid the price, it is a very sad situation. I knew this guy growing up and I wish he didn't run but all the same it is a trajedy and I feel it reflects some of the young people and lifestyles in Carroll county This could have been anyone's kid after some poor decisions and bad influences. I'm going to the funeral for him in a week.
Tracy Rees January 25, 2013 at 10:37 PM
Just imagine that sibling or child you have that doesn't always make the best decisions. Then imagine how complicated mourning their death might be, then imagine someone being happy they died... It wouldn't feel very good. Simply put, this is sad and tragic.
Joe Galvagna January 27, 2013 at 01:09 PM
While the human life is a loss at least its over and the state will not have to support this person for the rest of his life. I blame the Parents they must have known there was something wrong with this Guy get help before they hurt some one get your head out of the sand take responsibility for your mistakes. Great job officer.
Jonus T January 27, 2013 at 10:41 PM
The sad thing is that this person made a poor choice by fleeing. Whats even more sad is that no matter who is a murderer, a kidnapper, a rapist or a person with a death wish, they all have people that love them and want the best for them. This is just a sad situation for everyone involved. And as for the person that made the comments about being glad that this type of thing has happened, again, just another sick and twisted mind that craves attention in the wrong medium. Heart goes out to the family
jeremiah haas January 28, 2013 at 02:36 AM
Correct "Tracy" but go to mdcasesearch.com the"child" had 56 charges against them,maybe you should pick up the bill for him so we the taxpayers don't have to!!! good riddence.


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