Maryland State Police, Frederick:
On November 23, 2011 at approximately 9:00 PM, the Maryland State Police Frederick Barrack received a report about a vehicle that had went off the roadway and burst into flames, Northbound I-270 south of Park Mills Road. Upon the arrival of investigating troopers, it was learned that a red 2000 Toyota Corolla had been observed by several witnesses operating in a reckless manner just prior to the collision, at one point side swiping another motorist. The vehicle was then observed veering off the right hand side of the interstate where it struck several trees and burst into flames. The operator and sole occupant of the vehicle was partially ejected from the vehicle and died of their injuries at the scene. Further investigation into this matter revealed that the Toyota had been reported stolen earlier in the day to authorities in Virginia by a pizza restaurant. The identity of the operator of the stolen vehicle will not be released at this time. The investigation into this incident is still on going.
Maryland State Police, Cumberland:
Maryland State Police are investigating a motor vehicle collision with a pedestrian that occurred in the LaVale Wal-Mart parking lot. The collision occurred November 24, 2011 at approximately 1043 hours in front of the Wal-Mart Pharmacy side in Row 5. The driver of the striking vehicle was backing out of handicap parking space and struck the male victim as he was walking through the parking lot with his wife and three children. The striking vehicle failed to remain at the scene. The male victim suffered minor injuries to his left leg and refused medical treatment at the scene. After interviewing the victim and reviewing Wal-Mart security, it was learned that the striking vehicle was a silver four door passenger car. No further description was available.
Anyone with any additional information of the suspect vehicle is requested to contact Tfc. M. D. Schoenadel at the Maryland State Police Cumberland Barrack, Phone number 301-729-2101.