Sheriff's Office says man died in crash after fleeing from officer

January 21, 2013|By Jim Joyner

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office says a 29-year-old New Windsor man died Monday when he failed to stop for an officer attempting to pull him over and subsequently got into an accident on Route 140.

The incident occurred at about 6:25 a.m., when the sheriff’s deputy saw a Dodge Ram 1500 traveling at a high rate of speed in the Finksburg area.

The deputy tried to pull the car over, but the motorist failed to stop and continued at a high rate of speed onto Old Gamber Road, then turned right onto Old Westminster Pike, according to the sheriff’s office.

The car turned into the Jiffy Mart then continued, without yielding, onto Route 140, where it struck a Ford van that had been traveling eastbound, the sheriff’s report said.

The drivers of both vehicles were transported by ambulance to Carroll Hospital Center. The driver who fled, a 29-year-old man from New Windsor, died as a result of the injuries sustained in the collision.

The driver of the Ford van, a 23-year-old male from Westminster, was treated and released.

Neither has been identified by the sheriff’s office.

The sheriff’s office said traffic reconstruction staff, assisted by the Maryland State Police CRASH Team, is conducting an investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact Crpl. Glenn Day at 410-386-2900, or email

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