Fort Washington Man Dies in Fatal Glen Burnie Accident
Police say speed and aggressive driving by a Virginia man may have led to the death of John Frederick Cornelius, 66, of Fort Washington in an accident Monday night on Route 100.
A Fort Washington man is dead after police say speed and aggressive driving by another driver might have caused an accident Monday night on Route 100.
John Frederick Cornelius, 66, was taken to the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after the accident, where he later died of his injuries, police said.
According to a police press release, Zachary Adam Covington, 25, of Springfield, VA, was driving a 2005 BMW west on Route 100 in the turn lane for Quarterfield Road at about 7:10 p.m. Monday.
Police say Covington then cut off several drivers when he merged onto the second lane of Route 100 west and hit the left rear part of a 2008 Ford F-150 as the truck moved into the right lane. The BMW then hit the back of a 1991 Nissan Sentra being driven by Cornelius.
The collision caused the Sentra to leave the roadway and then roll over in the right lane as it came back onto Route 100.
Police say a preliminary investigation suggests that speed and aggressive driving by Covington were possible contributing factors to the accident. The incident remains under investigation.