Thursday, August 21, 2008

Fatal Crash on Baltimore Washington Parkway

On Thursday, the 21st of August, 2008, at approximately 5:09 a.m., the United States Park Police were notified of a multi vehicle collision on the Baltimore Washington Parkway, south of Powder Mill Road.

Initial investigation revealed a sedan bearing DC registration was traveling north and crossed over the median into the southbound lanes striking at least one vehicle. Four vehicles may have been involved in the southbound lanes to include two pickup trucks, a sedan and a motorcycle, all with Maryland registrations. All vehicles were occupied by one male adult driver.

There are two fatalities, one person transported to a hospital in stable condition, and one injured person treated and released on the scene. The identities of the victims are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

All traffic traveling southbound is being diverted onto Route 198. All traffic traveling northbound is being diverted onto the beltway. The United States Park Police Crash Reconstruction Team and Detectives are investigating the collision.


At approximately 10:35 a.m., all lane of the Baltimore Washington Parkway have been reopened.

The deceased operator of the Mitsubishi Laser bearing DC registration is identified as 60 year old Leroy Tyler, a resident of SE Washington DC.

The deceased operator of the Harley Davidson motorcycle bearing Maryland registration is identified as 48 year old Ronald Wayne Meader, a resident of Severn, Maryland.

Anyone with information about this incident, please call the United States Park Police, Criminal Investigations Branch on (202) 610-8737.