Fatal crash

A Baltimore man died after leading police on a brief chase, which ended when his car (left) struck a Ford Escape (right) in Calvert County. (Justin Fenton, Baltimore Sun / May 12, 2014)

Police identified a Baltimore man who was killed in a car crash Sunday after fleeing from a Maryland State Police trooper in Calvert County as Jaie M. Perrizo.

Perrizo, 27, was driving a Mitsubishi Lancer without a front license plate when he was pulled over by a state trooper, identified as Trooper First Class Shareef Lewis, who was monitoring traffic near the intersection of Rt. 4 near Industry Lane in Prince Frederick around 3 p.m., State Police said.

When the trooper attempted to stop the Mitsubishi, Perrizo initially pulled onto a shoulder before accelerating and fleeing north along Rt. 4, State Police said.

The trooper followed the car, which drove onto a side road, Main Street, and back onto Rt. 4, swerving back and forth across traffic and going southbound in the northbound lanes of the highway, state police said. A State Police duty officer ordered trooper to call off the pursuit out of a concern for public safety, and shortly after, the Mitsubishi struck a Ford Escape, State Police said.

The driver and only occupant of the Ford Escape, Ryan C. Fisher, 31, of Port Republic, was taken to Prince George's Hospital Center, where he was in good condition Monday.

The pursuit lasted less than three minutes and covered about three-and-a-half miles, State Police said.

The driver of the Escape was injured and taken to a hospital for treatment, while the Mitsubishi's driver, later identified as Perrizo, was pronounced dead at a hospital. State Police said it was not clear why Perrizo did not stop for the trooper.

Baltimore Sun reporter Colin Campbell contributed to this article.

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