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Fatal Pedestrian Crash (Update) - Severn

Publish Date: 12/16/2015



Fatal Pedestrian Crash (Update)                                                                            Severn


On December 13th 2015 at approximately 1:45am officers responded to a pedestrian struck on Telegraph Rd (MD-170) near Paul Dr. in Severn.


A witness reported that he swerved to avoid a pedestrian in the roadway and stopped to check on him.  Before he could, a gray Ford Fusion also southbound on Telegraph Road struck and rode over the pedestrian, that driver did not stop and continued southbound on Telegraph Road. 


Through vehicle debris left at the scene, a suspect vehicle was identified and officers responded to the owner’s address, locating the vehicle, driver and passenger.  The driver & passenger were taken to Eastern District for questioning and the vehicle was towed for evidence processing. 


The pedestrian was declared dead at the scene and taken to the Medical Examiner’s office in Baltimore for autopsy.  The driver and passenger in the Ford were not injured. 


The preliminary cause of the crash appears to be the pedestrian’s unlawful presence in the roadway.  A contributing circumstance was his all black clothing on an unlit portion of roadway.  Speed was not a factor, but there was evidence of alcohol use by the driver and possibly the pedestrian.


Traffic Safety is handling the investigation.  Any charges are pending review by the States Attorney.




2013 Ford Fusion 4dr, gray



RYAN JAMES JEFFRIES    W/M    12/15/1985 (29yoa)



Passenger #1

RONALD G. HOFFMAN 3RD                    W/M    01/20/1991 (24yoa)

1121 AUTUMN GOLD DR  GAMBRILLS            MD      21054



KASON ALLEN DONATO             B/M     11/26/1991 (24yoa)

Arundel House of Hope - 514 CRAIN HWY # K,   GLEN BURNIE  MD 21061

Prior Address: 1298 MARCELLA DR,         UNION NJ 07083


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