The American Automobile Association (AAA) lost one of its highway workers to an auto-pedestrian accident in Howard County. According to a press release by the Maryland State Police, the accident occurred on Thursday morning, October 28th. The cause was not immediately available.
The release stated an EMS personnel pronounced 38-year-old Muhammed Shehzad of Elliot City dead at the crash site. The victim was a contractor for AAA and was changing a tire for a motorist when a vehicle struck and killed him. According to the MSP, troopers from the Waterloo Barracks arrived in the area of eastbound Interstate 70, east of Marriottsville Road (83), shortly before 11:30 a.m.
The troopers found two vehicles, a black Mercedes Benz ML350 and a white Chevrolet Express van. The van is an AAA road service vehicle. A third vehicle, a black Chevrolet Colorado, was approximately 100 feet off the right side of the road in a wooded area.
The preliminary investigation showed Shahzad was changing the right tire on the rear driver’s side of the Mercedes. As he walked back to the AAA vehicle, the Chevrolet Colorado struck him. The investigators said the decedent wore reflective clothing and activated his hazard lamps and emergency vehicle lights.
The police believe the Chevrolet Colorado crossed over the white edge line into the shoulder portion of the highway. The vehicle continued off to the right side of the road, went over an embankment, and rested after hitting a tree. The MSP identified the Chevrolet Colorado driver as 77-year-old Peter Blakemore of Front Royal Virginia.
Moore received treatment at R. Adams Shock Trauma Center and may face charges pending the conclusion of investigations into the auto-pedestrian accident in Howard County.
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