Wrong-way crash kills 1 in Anne Arundel County

File photo of a Maryland State Police car. (Maryland State Police/Facebook)(Courtesy Maryland State Police/Facebook)
A Maryland man is accused of causing a three-vehicle crash in Anne Arundel County that killed a vehicle passenger in the predawn hours of Friday.

Maryland State Police said in a statement Friday that they were called to a crash on Interstate 195 on the Patapsco River Bridge at about 1:30 a.m.

Police said it was caused when a vehicle driven by Brandon Hinkley, 34, of Jessup, Maryland, was heading east in the westbound lanes and struck a van and an SUV coming west.

A passenger in the van was declared dead at the scene; police haven’t released his name yet.

Hinkley and a 46-year-old man from Woodbridge, Virginia, who was driving the van, were taken by ambulance to shock trauma, in Baltimore. The driver of the SUV and his two passengers were treated at the scene.

Police said an arrest warrant has been issued for Hinkley and that he’ll face charges, including manslaughter, criminal negligent manslaughter and homicide by motor vehicle under the influence once he is released from the hospital. They’re continuing to investigate.

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Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2013 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He's the author of "A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set" and "I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival."

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