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UPDATED: Tow Truck Driver's Name Released in Hit-and-Run Accident

James Schreiber Jr., 38, of Pasadena was assisting another driver on Route 100 when he was struck by a driver who left the scene, police and fire officials said.

Editor's note: This article was updated at 2:52 p.m., Aug. 24.

A tow truck driver is dead after being struck Wednesday morning by a vehicle while assisting another driver on the shoulder of Route 100, according to Anne Arundel County Fire Department spokesman Steve Thompson.

Anne Arundel County Police have identified the driver as James Schreiber Jr., 38, of Pasadena, a driver for Baltimore-based Ted's Towing Serivce.

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Officers closed Route 100 eastbound at about 8:25 a.m., diverting traffic from Route 97. They reopened the highway at about 11:20 a.m., keeping the right lane closed.

Police officers responded to Route 100 eastbound just before the Oakwood Road exit at 8:04 a.m. 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, the tow truck driver pulled over to assist a sewage truck that was disabled on the right shoulder.

The tow truck driver was standing outside the truck and preparing to tow the sewage truck when he was hit by what has been described as an older model, red Nissan Pathfinder, a sport utility vehicle (SUV) with silver trim. Witnesses said the SUV initially stopped at the scene, but then continued traveling east on Route 100, Mulcahy said.

The operator of the sewage truck was on the scene but not injured in the incident, Mulcahy said.

Police said they believe driver of the Nissan is a man in his early to mid-30s with a thin build and crew cut or short brown hair, based on witness accounts. Police said the SUV sustained substantial damage to the front fender and headlight assembly on the passenger side. Additionally, the SUV is missing a traffic signal, mirror and hubcap on the passenger side.

Anyone with information on the accident is asked to call police at 410-222-8610 or 911.

Regional Editor Stephanie Siegel Burke contributed to this report.

Michael Crane August 24, 2011 at 04:54 PM
God Speed Jim. Prayers for your family...
Eric Wright August 25, 2011 at 12:15 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with this family who have lost someone very dear to them, May God bless you in this time of grief and forever more!! Rest In Peace James!!
Katie Faulstich August 25, 2011 at 10:46 AM
The sun has just came up on the first full day that we will live without our Jim. This is hard, almost unbearable. I am sure this is hard on the person who hit him. To do this to another person would be awful and also unbearable. To the driver of the vehicle, I think you might be keeping tabs of this online. You should come forward and turn yourself in. It won’t exactly make things better. It will just make them less wrong. This is important to us, his family. I am sure it was an accident. For our sakes and our closure we want to know your side too. I want to know there is good out there and for you to come forward would help fulfill this need. I think you need to know there is good out there too, you can do this.
margaret elza August 25, 2011 at 11:20 AM
My prayers are for all the family for Teds driver he was doing a good job helping someone and now go. But God is with the family. Amen
Shawn B August 26, 2011 at 10:23 PM
My prayers are with Jim's loving family that they will hold each other close and get through this together. That said, I second the thoughts of Katie who implores the driver to please come forward. This is a critical life decision where you will likely have no peace until you face this. I would not wish suffering on another person, but honestly, I cannot begin to fathom how you will live with yourself for the rest of your life without facing this. It must have been horrific for you, but humanity and compassion need to override that so that you can make it as right as it can be with you and with the family and loved ones he left behind. Think long and hard and wisely.
keith August 27, 2011 at 03:18 AM
my name is keith from grubes towing iam sorry about james i dont know him but my prayers are sent out to his family

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