Sgt. Jonathan Green, a spokesmen for the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, said the crash occurred about halfway between the water's edge on the Anne Arundel County side and the large curve well-known to users of the bridge. Green said a 2001 Honda Accord broke down in the right-hand lane, the only one open at the time, and its driver left the vehicle. A 2003 International truck, which was not pulling a trailer, then struck the rear of the Honda and forced it into the car's driver, pushing him over the Jersey barrier wall and into the water. Green said the bridge deck is 52 1/2 feet above the water at that point.