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Police Press Release for February 25, 2017

WESTERN DISTRICT

VEHICLE/ MOTORCYCLE FATAL CRASH  - Gambrills

On February 24, 2017 officers responded to Patuxent Rd near Conway Rd. Gambrills for a report of a fatal crash. 

Information from witnesses indicated a BMW 335i was southbound on Patuxent Rd. when the driver lost control of the vehicle.  Upon losing control the BMW crossed the double yellow line into the northbound lane, subsequently striking a motorcycle traveling northbound.

The motorcyclist was ejected from the motorcycle and as a result sustained fatal injuries.  A front seat passenger in the BMW sustained minor injuries.

Upon arrival of responding officers the driver of the BMW fled the scene.  Responding units were able to apprehend the driver approximately a quarter mile south of the crash scene hiding in a quarry.

Speed is believed to be a factor in this crash.

Traffic Safety is handling the investigation.  Charges are pending review by the States Attorney.

Vehicle 1: 

2007 BMW 335i

Driver/Owner

Martin Martinez Ballinas         H/M    10/16/1988 (28yoa)     (Not Injured)

1606 Heather Pl.

Crofton, MD 21114

Passenger

Kevin Rolando Perez Velasquez   H/M          11/19/1994 (22yoa)     (Minor Injuries)

1606 Heather Place

Crofton, MD 21114

 

Vehicle 2:

Yamaha YZFR600 Motorcycle (NFI)

Owner

Unknown

Driver:

James Ray Walden  W/M                 05/06/95  (21yoa)     (Fatal Injuries)

1103 E. Rouse Ave.

Peoria Heights, IL, 61616

(Active Duty Marine, Stationed at Ft. Meade)

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WESTERN DISTRICT

DOUBLE FATAL CRASH  - Crofton

On February 25th 2017 at approximately 2:28am, officers responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on Crain Hwy (MD-3) northbound and Wellfleet Lane in Crofton.

A Dodge Charger was traveling northbound on Crain Hwy when the Nissan Altima attempted cross Rt-3 northbound and was struck in the passenger side door which subsequently pushed it into a tree and pole. 

The driver of the Charger was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma with serious injuries.  The two occupants of the Altima were declared dead at the scene and were taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for autopsy.    

The primary cause of the crash is still under investigation but speed and alcohol use by the driver of the Charger are suspected as contributing factors. The Traffic Safety Section is handing the crash investigation and charges, if any, will be after review by the State’s Attorney.

Vehicle #1:      2012 Dodge Charger 2dr                    MD-2BX9951

Owner/Driver

REGINALD DONOVAN DUNN                     B/M     04/15/1992 (24yoa)     Serious Injuries – Shock Trauma

8406 BLACK WILLOW CT                CLINTON        MD      20735

Vehicle #2:      2012 Nissan Altima, 4dr                                  MD-3CL8890

Driver

MARCUS NICHOLAS SPRIGGS        B/M     01/19/1991 (26yoa)     FATAL injuries - OCME

1956 CAMBRIDGE DR          CROFTON                   MD      21114

Passenger

JASMINE LEE MASTIN                     W/F      05/28/1991 (25yoa)     FATAL injuries - OCME

2022 PAWLET DR                  CROFTON                   MD      21114

13115 CHOPTANK RD          MIDDLE RIVER         MD      21220

Owner

SANDRA JOHNSON                         

2112 EDWIN LN         CROWNSVILLE         MD      21032

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