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Police investigate fatal crash in Pasadena

Anne Arundel police are investigating a fatal car crash Saturday morning along westbound Route 100 near Route 10 in Pasadena.

Anne Arundel Fire Department said they were dispatched about 7:30 a.m. after a passerby reported a Ford Focus had crashed into a ditch in the woods along the road. First responders found one victim dead who had been trapped inside the car, the fire department said.

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Police identified the victim was Edward McKeenzie Gray Jr., 35, of Pasadena. Investigators believe he crashed at around 5:30 a.m. or 6 a.m. but was not found until a passerby reported seeing the car in the woods. Police said the crash appeared to have been the result of driver error.

The portion of the highway was shut down for a few hours while investigators worked but has since reopened.

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Another man was critically injured in a separate crash in Lothian Friday afternoon. David Paul Bartlett, 48, of Glen Burnie, was involved in a single-vehicle rollover crash on Southern Maryland Boulevard near Mount Zion Marlboro Road around 4:30 p.m. Bartlett was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center and no one else was injured.

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