A pedestrian was struck and killed on Interstate 695 near Interstate 70 Saturday evening by a car whose driver was impaired, police said.
At about 9:45 p.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police Golden Ring Barrack responded to the inner loop of I-695 near I-70 for a report of a crash. Juan Rivera, 34, of Texas, was driving a 2005 Dodge Dakota when his vehicle experienced unknown mechanical issues that forced him to the right shoulder of the road, according to a preliminary investigation.
While Rivera was standing on the shoulder of the road, he and his vehicle were struck from behind by a 2014 Toyota Tacoma driven by Jose Moto Chapol, authorities said. Rivera was transported by ambulance to Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Chapol, 37, of Windsor Mill, was arrested at the scene and charged with driving while impaired. According to a preliminary investigation, alcohol was a factor in the crash.
Chapol is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center without bail.