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Police Release Photo of SUV Involved in Fatal Route 100 Hit-and-Run

The driver of the sport utility vehicle, believed to be a 1987-1995 Nissan Pathfinder, is suspected of hitting a tow truck driver on Route 100 last week and leaving the scene.

Anne Arundel County Police released an image of the Nissan Pathfinder Wednesday they believe was involved in an Aug. 24 fatal hit-and-run accident on Route 100 in Glen Burnie.

James Schreiber Jr., 38, of Pasadena, a driver for Baltimore-based Ted's Towing Serivce, was while assisting another driver on the shoulder of Route 100, police said.

Through investigation, police determined the sport utility vehicle (SUV) involved in the accident is a burgundy 1987-1995 Nissan Pathfinder. Police took an image of the SUV from surveillance footage.

According to a police press release, the SUV sustained damage to the right side mirror, right front turn signal, right front fender and lost the center cover of the right front wheel. The passenger side of the windshield on the Pathfinder was also shattered as a result of the accident. Police said there was a spare tire on the rear of the SUV with a cover that read "Nissan Pathfinder."

Police said the SUV was seen traveling west on Hospital Drive toward Crain Highway past shortly after the accident.

Police officers responded to Route 100 eastbound just before the Oakwood Road exit at 8:04 a.m. Aug. 24 for a reported serious crash, according to police spokesman Justin Mulcahy.

Once on the scene, officers found a man lying on the right shoulder of the road. He was pronounced dead at the scene by fire department personnel, Mulcahy said.

According to preliminary witness information, Schreiber pulled over to assist a sewage truck that was disabled on the right shoulder.

Shreiber was standing outside the truck and preparing to tow the sewage truck when he was hit by the Nissan Pathfinder. Witnesses said the SUV initially stopped at the scene, but then continued traveling east on Route 100, Mulcahy said.

Police said they believe driver of the Nissan is a white man in his early to mid-30s with a thin build and crew cut or short brown hair, based on witness accounts.

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Michael R. August 31, 2011 at 10:38 PM
The sad thing is drivers are always speeding in that changing lanes then they the Oakwood exit. Then you get to the same exit and they're sitting in line waiting to make the right turn.Everyone is always in a hurry and for what,to get to a stop 1 to 2 seconds before someone you just flew by?Unreal
Christie Lane Craven August 31, 2011 at 10:43 PM
If you look at the full size picture, it looks like he's talking on his phone. Wonder if that's part of why he missed seeing the tow truck driver. Such a shame.
Zach Wright September 01, 2011 at 02:00 AM
Its a cryin shame the "witnesses" didn't think to follow the guy and call the police. I mean I understand the point of normal people think they can't do anything to stop the person but you can pick up your phone and keep the police informed of there location. My dad owns a tow truck very similar to the one jim was driving and he and I have know jim and all the drivers from Teds for years. Only god will ever be able to help the person that I ever see hit someone and keep going. R.I.P Jim
mike September 01, 2011 at 02:20 AM
Can you read? The paper says the SUV driver stopped then took off again. Im sure the witness got out of the vehicle after the SUV STOPPED then the SUV DRIVER took off once he seen the person get out of the car.
Christie Lane Craven September 01, 2011 at 03:13 AM
In fairness, if I were there I don't think I'd think to concentrate on the person who hit him, I'd be too focused on trying to help the person hit. Especially if the guy did stop at first. If he sped right off I might think to try and catch a plate number but I would still be more focused on the injured person.
Yogi September 01, 2011 at 10:41 AM
if you look at the right front fender it's krinkled I don't know if it's from the accident or not in the previous person who posted I think she's right the driver is preoccupied doing something sad just really really sad I hope your conscience gets the better of you can you turn yourself in rest in peace my brother tower rest in peace signed yogi
lauren September 01, 2011 at 04:34 PM
Rip trk five u will be missed at our company teds towing and our sister companies franford towing and mels towing
Kristel Rabideau September 15, 2011 at 05:55 PM
Supposedly... Witnesses saw the driver stop at first, and then other people stopped to help them and focused on the tow truck driver, and that's when the hit-and-run driver drove away while they were distracted. I'm assuming they left once they saw how bad it was, with the tow truck driver lifeless on the ground. I hope this driver comes forward because this is a terrible thing to try to live with.
Donna Sewell September 26, 2011 at 12:48 AM
I hope they find this person soon...thats all I have to say.

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