Fatal Pedestrian Crash UPDATE Riviera Beach
On December 1, 2018 at approximately 2:03 a.m., officers responded to a pedestrian struck on Fort Smallwood Road (MD-173) at Homeland Road in Riviera Beach.
An unidentified pedestrian, dressed in dark clothing, was walking against traffic in the northbound travel lane of Fort Smallwood Road when he was struck by a Volkswagen traveling northbound on Fort Smallwood Road.
The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene by fire department personnel and was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for autopsy and identification. The driver of the Volkswagen was not injured.
The preliminary cause of the crash is the pedestrian failing to yield to roadway traffic and walk on the available shoulder. There is no indication of excessive speed or alcohol use by the driver. The Traffic Safety Section is handing the investigation and the case will be reviewed by the States Attorney.
2007 Volkswagen 2 door MD 1CG7898
Driver: Devon K. Stoddard Menza
200 Block Matfield Court
Carvel Beach, MD 21226
7800 Block Red Lion Way
Pasadena, MD 21222
approximately 50 yoa
Fatal Injury - OCME
The pedestrian was identified as 43-year-old Michael Ireland from the 3200 block of Magnolia Ridge Road in Annapolis.