A 44-year-old man was struck and killed on the inner loop of the Baltimore Beltway on Thursday night, possibly while trying to remove debris from the highway, Maryland State Police said.
State Highway Administration officials found the body of Brian Sedgwick, 44, of Rosedale, on the right shoulder of Interstate 695 between the exits for Perring Parkway and Harford Road, state police spokeswoman Elena Russo said.
Misti Donielle Sani Rookar Lake, 39, of Parkville, told police she was trying to swerve around “a large amount of debris” in the road when she struck something, disabling her black Chevy Equinox. Police believe she may have struck Sedgwick, who was pronounced dead on the scene. No charges are pending, Russo said.
Police believe Sedgwick may have been trying to remove debris — including a couch and large pieces of wood — from the highway when he was hit and killed, Russo said.
Sedgwick’s car was found locked on the right shoulder of the interstate with its flashers on about 800 feet in front of where his body was found, police said.
Lake told police that there were several vehicles in front of her that were also swerving around the debris. She was uninjured in the incident, police said, adding that they do not believe impairment contributed to the crash.
The incident occurred along a stretch of the highway separating Parkville and Carney in Baltimore County.