One man dies in single vehicle Bel Air crash Friday evening
By Staff report
Jul 03, 2018 | 12:59 PM
One person died and another is facing charges after a single vehicle crash in Harford County Friday night that Maryland State Police troopers believe may have involved an impaired driver.
Shortly before 7:30 p.m., troopers from the State Police Bel Air Barrack responded to the northbound Route 924 on-ramp to the northbound Bel Air Bypass in Bel Air for a report of a vehicle crash involving a rollover and grave injury, according to a State Police news release and a post on the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association media Facebook page.
One vehicle was involved in the crash near the Harford County Detention Center.
Fire and rescue units also responded and determined that one occupant of the vehicle, a passenger, was deceased at the scene. A juvenile passenger in the rear seat was not injured, police said, nor did the driver report any injuries.
The deceased is identified as Timothy H. Eyring, 49, of Baltimore.
A five-car accident on I-95 in Harford County injured two teenage girls and four adults, who were all taken to local hospitals. Two tractor trailers were involved in the accident and Maryland State Police say charges are pending.
During contact with the driver, troopers detected signs that he was possibly operating under the influence, according to the news release.
After consultation with the Harford County state’s attorney, the driver was taken to the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center for a blood test to determine his blood alcohol content. The results of that test are pending, police said.
The Maryland State Police Crash Team responded to conduct the investigation.
The preliminary investigation indicates the driver of the 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche lost control of the vehicle while on the ramp and traveled off the left side of the roadway, struck the guardrail and overturned, police said.
Eyring was a passenger in the front seat and was ejected from the vehicle. He had not been wearing a seat belt, police said.
The investigation is continuing. Upon completion, it will be presented to the Harford County State’s Attorney’s Office for review and consultation regarding charges, according to the news release.
State’s Attorney Joseph Cassilly said Tuesday his office received the evidence that needs to go to the lab before a decision is made with respect to charges.
“We’re working on that, and I anticipate charges when the lab results come back,” Cassilly said, declining to name the driver. “I assume the tests will result in charges, but until then we don’t know for sure.”