Man killed in Lutherville after car leaves road, bursts into flames

Police say driver was trapped in burning station wagon

May 21, 2010|By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun

A fiery, late-night accident in Lutherville left a man dead after his Volvo station wagon left the road at high speed, crashed and burst into flames, Baltimore County police said Friday.

The car was registered to a 45-year-old Phoenix man, but police were awaiting a positive identification of his remains from dental records that were being provided to the medical examiner's office in Baltimore.

Lt. Robert McCullough, a spokesman for the Baltimore County police, said the 2007 Volvo XC70 was traveling rapidly northward on Dulaney Valley Road after midnight when it "failed to negotiate a curve" near Pot Spring Road and struck three boulders, a road sign and then a tree. The driver, who was alone, was trapped in the burning wreckage, McCullough said.

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