A Westminster man was arrested Friday evening after he allegedly struck and killed a man in a hit-and-run collision on Brodbeck Road in Hampstead earlier the same day, police say.
John Benjamin Batz, 31, of Westminster, has been charged with failure to immediately return and remain at the scene of an accident involving death and failure to immediately stop his vehicle at the scene of an accident involving death, according to a Carroll County Sheriff’s Office news release.
Maryland Judiciary Case Search, the state judiciary’s source of electronic court records, was unavailable Saturday “due to planned activities.” Case Search details a defendant’s bail status.
Carroll County Central Booking said bail was set at $12,500 for Batz. As of 10 a.m. Saturday, Batz was still at central booking, the agency said.
One person died and two others were transported to hospitals after a head-on collision on Md. 140 on Friday afternoon. The accident occurred when Ronnie Howard's vehicle veered off and hit a guardrail before crossing back across into oncoming traffic, striking another car, police said.
Sheriff’s deputies and emergency medical personnel responded to the 1600 block of Brodbeck Road in Hampstead at about 3:30 a.m. after a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.