Authorities have identified two people who died in a motorcycle crash after fleeing from a traffic stop early Thursday in Annapolis.
Craig E. Eney Jr., 20, of Annapolis and Kelcey R. Silva, 19, of Severna Park were killed in the crash reported about 1:10 a.m. on King George Street, near the U.S. Naval Academy, police said. Neither Eney — the driver — nor Silva was affiliated with the academy, said Edward Zeigler, a Naval District Washington spokesman.
According to online court records, Eney was charged with one count of marijuana possession in 2009 that was placed on an inactive docket. He had also been found guilty of four traffic violations in Maryland between 2008 and last year, including failing to present a driver's license, speeding and riding in a jeep without a seat belt.
Just before the crash, an Annapolis police officer stopped the motorcycle for several traffic violations at the intersection of Compromise and Duke of Gloucester streets, but Eney took off as the officer walked up to the motorcycle, police said.
The officer notified adjacent police agencies of the fleeing driver but did not chase the motorcycle, police said. The officer drove down King George Street and came upon the accident scene, where Department of Defense police had already responded, Annapolis police said.
Silva was wearing a helmet, but Eney was not, Zeigler said.