Police suspect alcohol as factor after 3 hurt in head-on Arundel crash

Hanover man was struck by Ford F-150 driving in wrong direction on Route 100

March 18, 2010|By Peter Hermann | peter.hermann@baltsun.com | Baltimore Sun reporter

The driver of a pickup truck suspected of being impaired by alcohol and speeding the wrong way on westbound Route 100 hit a Toyota Camry head-on early today, critically injuring the 36-year-old driver, according to Anne Arundel County police.

Olasupo Dosunmu of Hanover was rushed by state police Medevac helicopter to Maryland Shock Trauma Center after being cut from his crushed vehicle by firefighters.

Police said he was driving the 1999 Camry in the slow lane of westbound Route 100 near Telegraph Road when he was struck by a 2006 Ford F-150 truck heading in the opposite direction on the highway about 2:45 a.m.

Anne Arundel police identified the driver of the pickup truck as Leon Franklin Medura Jr., 28, of Crofton. He and a passenger, Ashley Lauren Patterson, 24, also of Crofton, were taken by ambulance to Shock Trauma and were each listed in serious condition.

Police said the accident remains under investigation and charges could be pending. They said in a statement that "driver error, excessive speed and alcohol were contributing factors on the part of the driver of the Ford truck."

Anne Arundel County police had shut down westbound Route 100 east near the Arundel Mills Mall and south of BWI Marshall Airport this morning as they investigated the accident, according to a dispatcher. Traffic was diverted off westbound Route 100 and police reported delays.

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