Maryland State Police said Tuesday that they are looking for a driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident on Interstate 97 in Anne Arundel County who may have continued driving despite the victim's being on the hood of the vehicle for hundreds of feet.
Police said the incident occurred about 3 a.m. Tuesday between Route 32 and Benfield Road. A preliminary investigation shows a street-sweeping truck carrying two people crossed the median, struck a guard rail and overturned, ejecting both motorists from the vehicle. Police said the passenger, identified as Wilmer R. Borgmann, III, 50, of Millersville, landed on the southbound lanes of I-97 and was standing in either the left or center lane when he was struck by a vehicle traveling south that did not stop. Borgmann was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle, identified as Scott J. Olczak, 31, of Pasadena, was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he is being treated for his injuries. Police said that the investigation is continuing and families are being notified.
Police believe the vehicle that struck Borgmann has extensive damage to its front end, including the hood and windshield. One of the vehicle's windshield wipers was recovered at the scene, police said.
Police also said "evidence indicates there is little doubt the driver of the vehicle knew he or she struck someone." They believe Borgmann's body may have been transported on the hood of the vehicle as it continued to travel down the highway. It was found 200 feet from the point of impact.
Anyone with information is asked to call 410-761-5130.