The driver of a Saturn sedan who had stopped in an eastbound lane of the Baltimore Beltway early Saturday was killed when a Ford pickup truck slammed into the vehicle, according to Maryland State Police.
David Wilt, 33, of Pasadena, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Authorities said the crash occurred in the Anne Arundel County section of the highway, near Md. Route 2 in Glen Burnie. The eastbound lanes of the four-lane highway were closed for about five hours, until about 7:45 a.m.
The accident occurred about 2:45 a.m. State police said Wilt either stopped or parked in the high-speed lane. A Ford F-250 driven by Steven Patrick Celey, 31, "attempted evasive maneuvers" but "was unsuccessful" and struck the Saturn, according to a police statement.
Police said the impact forced the Saturn off the highway.
Police said Celey was taken to Baltimore Washington Medical Center and given a blood test. The results were not immediately released. Police said the Anne Arundel County States Attorney's Office has been contacted, and the police investigation continues.
Baltimore Sun reporter Steve Kilar contributed to this article.