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Police Press Release May 25, 2017

Northern  District

 

 

Fatal Injury Crash                                                                                        Linthicum 

 

On May 24th 2017 at approximately 3:30pm officers responded to the report of a crash on northbound Belle Grove Rd (MD-170) near Baltimore Annapolis Blvd (MD-648) in Linthicum.  A Safetow tow truck was stopped on the roadway in front of 6051 Belle Grove Rd picking up a disabled vehicle.  The driver was standing at the rear of the tow truck securing straps when both he and his tow truck were struck from behind by a Dodge Magnum travelling north on Belle Grove Road.  The tow truck driver was transported to Shock Trauma in Baltimore with life threatening injuries where he later died.  The driver of the Dodge was taken to Harbor Hospital for treatment.

 

The primary cause of the crash is the Dodge driver’s failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision.   Alcohol and/or drugs are believed to be a contributing factor. 

 

The Traffic Safety Section is handing the investigation and any charges would be after a review by the State’s Attorney.

 

 

Vehicle #1

2005 Dodge Magnum

MD-1DZW47

 

Driver

Brian Wayne Weatherley

31 yoa

Baltimore, MD

Minor Injuries/ Harbor Hospital

 

Owner

Jackie M. Weatherley     

Glen Burnie, MD

 

Vehicle #2      

2016 Ford tow truck

MD 04436YY

 

Driver

Thomas Anthony Flayhart

48 yoa

Baltimore, MD

Fatal Injury

 

Owner

Generations Auto “Safetow”

7729 Tiernan Drive

Pasadena, MD
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