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Police Press Release - September 12, 2018

Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash                                                                                       Lothian

 

On September 12, 2018 at approximately 7:58 a.m., officers responded to a multiple vehicle crash on Solomons Island Road (MD 2) just north of Bay Front Road (MD 258) in Lothian.  A Ford Focus was northbound on Solomons Island Road attempting to turn left into the Park & Ride located in the 5700 block. The Ford Focus was struck from the rear by the Chrysler 200, also travelling north. This collision caused the Ford Focus to enter the southbound lane of travel. The Ford Focus was then struck on the passenger side of the vehicle by a commercial box truck travelling southbound. The driver of the Ford Focus was pronounced deceased by Fire Department personnel on scene. The occupants of the other two vehicles were transported to local hospitals for non-life threatening injuries.

 

The preliminary cause of the crash appears to be failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision. Speed and alcohol do not appear to be a factor. The Traffic Safety Section is handing the investigation and any charges will be after review by the States Attorney.

 

Vehicle 1:       2012 Chrysler 200 4dr            MD-4AZ8377

Driver:

Emily Morgan Fishback         

22 yoa

Minor Injury

Friendship, MD

 

Front Passenger:

11 yoa male

Minor Injury

Lothian, MD

 

Owner:

Charles William Harner

Friendship, MD

 

Vehicle 2:       2016 Ford Focus 4dr              MD-1CL3237

Driver:

Evelyn Marie Settle

56 yoa

Fatal Injury

Lothian, MD

 

Vehicle 3:       Commercial Box Truck           MD-383E44   

Driver:

John Leroy Keister

52 yoa

Minor Injury

Stevensville, MD

 

Owner:

Penske Truckleasing

Baltimore, MD

C/O ENTREMATIC

Elkridge, MD

 

Assault South River High School                                                                             Edgewater

                                               

            On September 12, 2018 at approximately 11:30 in the morning School Resource Officers (SRO) were made aware of a fight in a South River High School men’s restroom. Two SROs, along with administrators, entered the restroom and discovered three juvenile male students assaulting another juvenile male. The suspects were instructed to stop assaulting the student and refused. A struggle ensued which resulted in one SRO deploying his department issued OC (oleoresin capsicum) spray. During the struggle, a female student rushed into the men’s restroom and interfered with the officer’s arrest. The suspect who was sprayed, and the female who interfered were transported to a local hospital for decontamination. The other two suspects are currently in custody being charged. Upon reviewing the video there is one additional student who may be charged with this incident pending further investigation. The victim of the fight sustained minor injuries from the assault. No names will be released as all involved are juveniles. All male suspects are charged with; second degree assault, resisting arrest, and affray; the female was charged with hindering a lawful arrest, and disorderly conduct.

            Any questions about the students’ status with the school should be directed to the Anne Arundel County Public Schools.

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