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Police Press Release - August 25, 2022

Northern District
Fatal Pedestrian Crash / Glen Burnie
22-729760

On August 24, 2022, at approximately 6:40 p.m., Northern District officers were dispatched to a traffic crash on Aquahart Road near Oakwood Road. The investigation revealed that two pedestrians were walking along a sidewalk on Aquahart Road when a 2003 Toyota that was traveling eastbound near this intersection lost control, rotated, and left the roadway. The Toyota struck a curb, crossed the sidewalk, and continued rotating through a manicured area of shrubbery. In the process, both pedestrians were struck by the Toyota. The Toyota came to rest in the parking lot of 795 Aquahart Road, as did both pedestrians. Three occupants of the Toyota immediately fled from the vehicle on foot however the two passengers returned to the scene immediately. The driver continued to flee the scene but later returned, where he was positively identified by multiple independent witnesses and was placed under arrest. The driver was transported to the Anne Arundel County Central Holding and Processing Center for charges.

Anne Arundel County medics pronounced the female pedestrian dead at the scene. She was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office (OCME) in Baltimore, where an autopsy will be conducted to determine her exact cause of death. The male pedestrian suffered significant injuries and was transported to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for treatment.

In consultation with the Anne Arundel County States Attorney’s Office, the Toyota driver was charged with the following:

  • Driver failure to remain at the scene involving death
  • Driver fail to remain at scene involving serious bodily injury
  • Failure to render aid
  • Failure to provide information
  • Criminally negligent manslaughter
  • Negligent manslaughter

The Traffic Safety Section is investigating. Anyone with further information is asked to call 410-222-8573.

Vehicle:

2003 Toyota

Driver:

Austin Keith Williams Seagraves

19-year-old male

Glen Burnie, Maryland

Not Injured

Pedestrian:

Arielle Starr Dryden-Bera - Fatal Injuries

22-year-old female

Glen Burnie, Maryland

Pedestrian:

Fidel A. Castro - Serious Injuries

23-year-old male

Glen Burnie, Maryland
 
 

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