59 Year Old Byciclist Killed, Others Injured in Major Crash Near Arnold

A 59 year old bicyclist was killed and several others were injured Sunday afternoon in a crash just outside of Arnold. 

On March 8, 2020 at approximately 12:36 p.m., officers responded to East College Parkway near Bay Head Road in Annapolis for a crash involving a SUV and multiple bicycles. 

A GMC was eastbound on East College Parkway in the area of Bay Head Road. A group of seven bicyclists were riding westbound on East College Parkway. There was no shoulder, so the bicyclists were riding on the right edge of the roadway. For an unknown reason, the GMC crossed the center of the roadway and struck the group of westbound bicycles.

 One rider was pronounced dead on the scene by Anne Arundel County Fire Department personnel. The deceased was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore for an autopsy. Two other cyclists were transported to an area hospital. 

Preliminarily, the primary cause of the crash appears to be the driver of the GMC failing to remain in a single lane. Speed or alcohol does not appear to have contributed to this crash. The Traffic Safety Section is handling the crash investigation.

Vehicle 1: 2015 GMC Yukon
Carl Leslie Behler (No Injuries)
67 yoa
1500 block of White Tail Deer Court
Annapolis, Maryland
Vehicle 2: Bicycle
Arthur Herbert Carter Jr. (Fatal Injuries)
59 yoa
7700 block of Acrocomia Drive
Hanover, Maryland

Vehicle 3: Bicycle
Jeffrey Michael Adler (Life Threatening Injuries-Critical Condition)
58 yoa
7000 block of Timberfield Place
Chestnut Hill Cove, Maryland

Vehicle 4: Bicycle
Kathleen Anne Hayes (Minor Injuries)
21 yoa
5500 block of April Journey
Columbia, Maryland