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Police Chase Begins in Glen Burnie, Leads to Fatal Crash in Pasadena

A man hit a tree on Route 100 near Catherine Avenue after a police chase Wednesday afternoon.

A man who was speeding, driving erratically and refused to stop when spotted by a (MSP) trooper died after he lost control of hist truck and hit a tree late Wednesday afternoon in Pasadena, police said.

The driver, who has been only identified as a white adult man, was not the registered owner of the 1998 Dodge Dakota he was operating, but it is not believed to have been stolen, according to an MSP press release.

At about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, a trooper saw the Dakota swerving back and forth within a travel lane as he sat on the shoulder of southbound Route 10 just south of Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard in Glen Burnie. The truck was clocked at 82 mph in a 55 mph zone.

After the driver saw the trooper, police said he pulled into the slow lane closer to the trooper and continued to swerve his truck, losing control and spinning 360 degrees. The trooper turned on the emergency lights on his marked cruiser and pulled up to the truck that was stopped in the fast lane. The driver immediately sped away from the trooper and the trooper then turned on his siren.

The driver did not stop and took eastbound Route 100 and passed cars while driving on the median. After swerving across both lanes of eastbound traffic on Route 100, the truck hit a guardrail, drove up a slight embankment and turned onto its left side before the roof of the truck hit a tree that was about 20 feet from the road, police said.

The Anne Arundel County Fire Department and EMS responded to Route 100 eastbound near Catherine Avenue, where the driver was pronounced dead. The driver has been taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.

One lane of Route 100 was closed during the crash investigation and reopened shortly after 9 p.m.

Investigation into the crash is continuing and is being conducted by advanced accident reconstructionists on the Maryland State Police CRASH Team. A motive for the driver's behavior has not yet been established.

Further information will be added to this story as it becomes available. This article originally appeared on .

jessica robinson October 06, 2011 at 01:02 PM
I drove past this about 10 mins after it happened, my stomach sank. I just knew the driver had passed. I also tried for over an hour to get home later that evening (7:30), then turning around to go to my fathers instead. I imagine thousands of peoples lives were disrupted from this. I feel very sorry for the family! People on 100 need to take notice of this slow down and take caution. A lot of drivers on 100 drive very fast and erratic.
Tom October 09, 2011 at 12:34 AM
Jessica is absolutly right the lives that have been touched just by this,tragaity it could have been you or someone you know or someone you know.It;s all the domino affect. I heard someone talking about this accedent how he was almost hit and how scared he was. WE ALL LIVE DOWN HERE AT THE END OF RT.100 SO WE WILL KNOW SOMEBODY WHO NEW SOMEBODY THAT WAS IN AN ACCIDENT!!!!! I haven;t seen Brian in 20 yrs (( He was a good man and I know he didn't mean to scare or hurt anyone )) We will miss you Brian !!! We need to slow down on Rt 100 before you know dieds.
John Thomas October 09, 2011 at 03:00 PM
why was Brian's license revoked ?
Thomas L Hagaman November 10, 2011 at 06:05 PM
Did Brian have a brother named Keith, that worked at Giant Food Inc?

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