Man Sentenced Following Guilty Plea in Connection with Glen Burnie Drunk Driving Crash that Left Army Vet Dead

The man charged following a fatal Glen Burnie crash that claimed the life of a US Army veteran has been sentenced after pleading guilty to several charges. 

In December, Guarav Rawal (pictured above), 38, entered a plea of guilty to negligent manslaughter, failure to remain at the scene of an accident involving death and driving while under the influence of alcohol. On April 19, 2022, Rawal was sentenced to 20 years of incarceration, court records show. 

According to a county police department press release, 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.  Department officials said a white Jeep Wrangler was traveling southbound on MD Route 10 approaching the Dover Road overpass, and 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 police press release said. "The Jeep Wrangler, driven by Anthony Jean-Louis, Jr., (pictured below) 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, later identified by police as Rawal, fled the scene on foot and was later apprehended in the area of Route 2 and Ordnance Road. Police said Jean-Louis suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Anne Arundel County Fire Department Paramedics.  

According to the States Attorney's office, Rawal was traveling 110 mph and talking on his phone and using Snapchat when he struck the rear of the victim’s vehicle. The force of the collision resulted in the victim losing control of his vehicle which then flipped and struck the guardrail on the right side of the roadway. The impact with the guardrail caused fatal injuries to the driver, officials said. 

"Anne Arundel County police officers canvassed the area and located the defendant and driver of the Mercedes-Benz after he attempted to solicit multiple people with cash to take him home," the States Attorneys Office said in a statement. "When they made contact with the defendant, who was identified as Guarav Rawal, they observed blood on his clothing and dirt and mud on his pants." Rawal reportedly told the police that he had fallen and hit his head on the sidewalk where he was standing. "Police officers observed small particles of glass on the defendant’s face, beard and clothing. DNA testing later confirmed the defendant was the operator of the vehicle," county prosecutors said.

In September 2018, Rawal was found guilty in the Glen Burnie District Court of Driving While Impaired by Alcohol, a review of court records revealed.  He was given a 90 day sentence, which was entirely suspended. The court had also ordered Rawal to one year of supervised probation. 


Jean-Louis, 37, a resident of Pasadena, and formerly of Oklahoma, served as a Cryptologic Network Warfare Specialist in the Army Reserve and Army from May 2001 to November 2016, according to an Army spokesperson.  

Mr. Jean-Louis was reportedly a member of the Faith Tabernacle Church in Oklahoma City, and enjoyed watching TV, reading and relaxing in his free time. 

Comments

  1. Rest in peace jean Louis and thank you for your service.

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  2. Sonny is a real piece of shit.he beat his wife terribly broken bones and all.hopefully someone will beat his ass repeatedly in prison.hope it's a long 20 years

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  3. Hopefully he’ll get a big time beat down everyday he spends behind those bars see what a big man he is now Karma going get him😂

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  4. Give him life in prison. He's a wife beater also.

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  5. It was a pleasure knowing and working with you AJ, you and your family are forever in my thoughts and prayers. Your prayer card is in my desk where it will stay ❤️

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  6. This guy is the epitome of evil. Have fun with him in jail, let them have his ass. POS woman beater!

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  7. Now hopefully ashley can have a peaceful life with her children

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  8. Woooo !!! Whoo!

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  9. Fucked up thing is’ a man lost his life & and his ex wife is terrified of him ‘ yet he’ll be out in half the time most likely.. doesn’t seem right .should’ve been life

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  10. he really deserves everything that comes his way .. HE KNEW & STILL DID IT so ROT IN HELL .. along side of his actions towards ashley he really deserves the unthinkable at this point ..

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  11. That man going to be up for parole in 10 years and come home once this all cools down. He may even get a modification of sentence and be home sooner. This is simply just to satisfy all the people who’s been watching this case. You won’t understand how the justice system works when something’s high profile. I honestly feel like he’ll be home within 5-7 years!

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    1. Agee with u its sad. It's why the world is so messed up

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  12. Sonny likes men now. After they dig in that butthole

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  13. Hope they beat him like he has Ashley over the pass years

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  14. It's not enough time 40 years would be better for him

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