Glen Burnie Man, 37, Allegedly Fled Scene of Fatal Crash On Foot; Police Suspect Alcohol and Speed are Factors
The Anne Arundel County Police Department today said a 37 year old man from Glen Burnie fled the scene of a fatal crash which they suspect he was the at-fault driver in.
On February 8, 2021, at approximately 11:55 pm, officers responded to MD Route 10 in the area of the Dover Road overpass for a multiple vehicle crash. A white Jeep Wrangler was traveling southbound on MD Route 10 approaching the Dover Road overpass. A black Mercedes E400 was traveling in the same direction, approaching the Jeep Wrangler.
For unknown reasons, the Mercedes struck the rear of the Jeep Wrangler as both vehicles traveled south. The Jeep Wrangler lost control, overturned and struck the right shoulder guardrail ultimately coming to rest in the southbound travel lanes. The Mercedes rotated and came to rest in the southbound shoulder.
The driver of the Mercedes, Guarav Rawal, fled the scene on foot and was later apprehended in the area of Route 2 and Ordnance Road. The driver of the Jeep Wrangler, Anthony Jean-louis, 37, of Pasadena, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Anne Arundel County Fire Department Paramedics.
The primary cause of the crash is the Mercedes failing to control its speed to avoid a collision. Preliminarily, speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in this crash. The crash is currently under investigation by the Traffic Safety Section.
#UPDATE: Authorities have charged Guarav Rawal with two felony charges related to this incident, according to online court records:
1. Negligent Automobile Homicide While Under the Influence
2. Homicide By Motor Vehicle While Impaired
A court commissioner has ordered Rawal held without bond pending a bail review hearing at the Annapolis District Court later today.