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Maryland State Police launched an investigation into a fatal car accident that resulted in the death of a 41-year-old man from Carroll County


Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash that claimed the life of a 41-year-old Carroll County man on May 31st. The driver has been identified as Geoffrey Brittingham of Hampstead. Emergency responders pronounced him deceased at the scene.

Brittingham was driving a 2022 Ford Explorer northbound on Emory Road near the Cedarhurst Road intersection shortly before 11:30 PM. Investigators believe he failed to stop for a closed construction zone at the North Branch Patapsco River bridge replacement project and struck the rear of a Volvo excavator and a Mack dump truck.

Brittingham’s 7-year-old son was a passenger in the Explorer’s rear. He was transported to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore for treatment. No other injuries were reported.

The long-term construction zone was inactive at the time of the incident. Police remind motorists that the MD 91 bridge will be closed for an extended period, with a detour route using MD 30 and MD 140.

The Maryland State Police Crash Team is leading the ongoing investigation into the fatal crash.


Area of the incident: “Emory Road near the Cedarhurst Road intersection”

Maryland State Police media release on the incident:

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