Police arrested a Pasadena man and charged him with manslaughter after they say the truck he was driving while impaired by drugs and alcohol Saturday afternoon crashed into a car stopped along Baltimore Washington Parkway in Linthicum, leaving a woman dead and a man critically injured.

The allegedly impaired man was driving a Chevrolet Silverado south on Route 295 around 3:45 p.m. when he rear-ended a Mazda 3 that was stopped in the area between the parkway and the exit ramp for Interstate 195 East, police wrote in charging documents.

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Witnesses told Maryland State Police troopers that the Chevy pickup was tailgating vehicles and speeding before it crashed into the back of the sedan.

Anne Arundel County fire personnel responded to the scene and declared Frances Manis, 73, dead at the scene, according to court records. Paramedics drove 80-year-old Richard Manis, who was the other occupant of the Mazda, to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with critical injuries.

Paramedics also took Brandon Michael Wyrobek, who drove the pickup truck, to shock trauma in Baltimore with serious injuries, police and fire officials said.

Wyrobek, 29, of the 8000 block of Garden Road, now faces negligent manslaughter by automobile, negligent homicide by motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, homicide by motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol, homicide by motor vehicle while impaired by drugs and homicide by motor vehicle while impaired by a controlled dangerous substance — all felonies, according to electronic court records.

He’s also been charged with five misdemeanor counts related to causing life-threatening injuries to another because of negligently driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, court records show. In addition, Wyrobek faces seven traffic violations, including driving an unregistered vehicle.

Wyrobek is being held without bond at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center. He has no attorney listed in court records.

Fire officials say Richard and Frances Manis, of New Jersey, were trapped in the vehicle when they arrived. Firefighters freed the men after about 20 minutes, a department spokesman said.

Paramedics transported a firefighter, who sustained minor injuries while trying to extricate the trapped men, to Baltimore Washington Medical Center, said Capt. Russ Davies, fire spokesman. The firefighter has since been treated and released.

As state troopers canvassed the scene of the crash, they noticed a box of Narcan — a drug that reverses the effects of opioid overdoses — on the backseat of the Chevy, charging documents detail.

A state police “Drug Recognition Expert” went to shock trauma to meet with Wyrobek and told investigators that Wyrobek was impaired by drugs or alcohol, court records show.

Wyrobek admitted to taking his Klonopin prescription and drinking alcohol, troopers wrote. He consented to a blood test designed to determine the level of alcohol or drugs in his system. Charging documents do not indicate if the test has been completed or any results.

Online court records show Wyrobek has been convicted of driving under the influence of drugs before and has been in and out of Anne Arundel County’s Adult Drug Court. He also pleaded guilty to burglary in 2015, but a judge suspended the entirety of a five-year prison sentence, opting for one year of supervised probation.

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