News Release

Fatal Car Crash

Date: October 26, 2015

Laurel, Maryland – The United States Park Police is investigating a fatal car crash that occurred northbound on the Baltimore Washington Parkway at the ramp to westbound 198 in Laurel, Maryland. At about 2 pm the United States Park Police received a call for an overturned vehicle from a contract crew working in that area. Officers located the vehicle several hundred feet off the parkway down a steep embankment in a heavily wooded area just north of the ramp. The vehicle was resting on its top and partially submerged in water.

 Marcus Lee Freeman, 26, of Laurel, Maryland was found in the vehicle and later pronounced dead by Anne Arundel County EMS. Laurel Police Department reported Freeman as missing on October 15th.

 The ramp to westbound 198 was closed for approximately 6 hours during the investigation. All lanes of travel are open at this time.

Last updated: December 23, 2015