(PIKESVILLE, MD) – Maryland State Police are investigating seven separate fatal vehicle crashes that occurred over the past week, while also continuing proactive efforts to reduce vehicle fatalities statewide.
The most recent crash occurred Sunday evening when a man died in a multi-vehicle crash in Howard County. Since last Wednesday, state troopers are also investigating three fatal crashes in Worcester County and one each in Baltimore, Somerset and Prince George’s counties. For the year, Maryland State Police have investigated 137 fatal crashes, up from 120 at the same point in 2020. This represents a 17 percent increase over the past year. Troopers have also responded to 16,165 crashes in 2021, up from 14,224 over the same period in 2020.
The Maryland State Police are continuing to work to combat impaired, aggressive and distracted driving across the state. Troopers have recorded 4,849 DUI arrests in 2021, up from 4,401 at the same point last year.
Troopers have conducted dozens of initiatives over the past year to reduce vehicle fatalities. In addition, the State Police Impaired Driving Reduction Effort, or SPIDRE Team, recorded 7 DUI arrests, while making 19 traffic stops and issuing 54 citations and 10 warnings over the weekend. The SPIDRE Team has recorded 260 DUI arrests in 2021.
Maryland State Police will continue to conduct traffic safety initiatives throughout the coming months. These initiatives are data-driven and will be focused in areas where crash data indicates they are most needed.
Source: MD State Police Newsroom
Written by: Editor