Car Flips End-To-End Off Road Killing Maryland Man

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Greenwood – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit has identified the 62-year-old Pikesville, MD who was killed in the fatal crash that occurred on Hickman Road on Friday, April 21, 2017, as Brette F. Geller.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police.

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Greenwood – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate a single vehicle crash which has claimed the life of a Pikesville, MD man that occurred yesterday afternoon, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale.

Hale said the investigation thus far has determined that the crash happened at approximately 3:07 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017, as a 62-year-old Pikesville, MD man was operating a 2016 Cadillac SRX4 and was traveling in an eastbound direction on Hickman Road (SR16) just west of McDowell Road, 1 mile west of Greenwood.

For an unknown reason, the Cadillac left the north edge of the roadway and entered a field where it then traveled approximately 700′ before striking a ditch and overturning end-to-end. It then came to rest on its right hand side, according to hale.

The male operator, who was properly restrained at the time of the crash, was trapped in his vehicle until he could be extricated by Emergency Medical Services personnel. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The name of the victim is being withheld pending the notification of his next of kin.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police. Impairment does not appear to be a factor in the crash.

Hickman Road was closed in both directions for approximately 2.5 hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.


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