ALL BAD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END: Two flat tires and nowhere to go on Hatem Bridge, driver of stolen car finally saw the light when ex-con Terrence Gibson hit pole and died
UPDATE: Police release names of those involved
Maryland State Police confirm identities of the driver and his passengers in Jan. 15th fatal crash in Harford County.
The deceased driver is identified as Terrence Gibson Sr., 42, of Columbia, Maryland. He was pronounced deceased at Harford Memorial Hospital. Autopsy results are pending. Gibson was the driver of the 2005 Subaru Outback, reported stolen through the Baltimore City Police Department on January 12, 2018.
The passenger in the front seat is identified as Melissa Ann Williams, 30, of Middle River. She was transported to Christiana Hospital by ambulance where she is receiving medical treatment for injuries sustained in the crash.
The backseat passengers are identified as Joseph Taylor, 41, of Edgewood and Nicole Lashawn King, 42, of Baltimore. Taylor was transported to Christiana Hospital by helicopter from Delaware State Police. King was transported by Maryland State Police medevac to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Both are receiving medical treatment for injuries sustained in the crash.
HARVE DE GRACE, MD. – One person is dead and three are injured after driver flees an attempted traffic stop in a stolen vehicle in Harford County.
The identities of the four individuals in the vehicle have not yet been confirmed and are pending next of kin notification. The driver of a stolen blue 2005 Subaru Outback was pronounced deceased at Harford Memorial Hospital. The three passengers are receiving medical treatment at area hospitals for injuries sustained in the crash.
Shortly before 9:00 p.m. tonight, a Maryland state trooper from the North East Barrack activated his emergency equipment in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop on a blue 2005 Subaru Outback on eastbound Route 40 at Landing Lane in Elkton in Cecil County. The vehicle was reported stolen out of Baltimore City. The driver of the Subaru refused to stop, made a U-turn and continued westbound on Route 40 traveling at a high rate of speed.
As the driver approached westbound Route 40, east of Mechanic Valley Road, the trooper broke away from the pursuit. The driver slowed at the red light and continued westbound on Route 40, west of Route 272, where shortly thereafter, another trooper attempted a traffic stop. Again, the driver failed to stop and accelerated away.
Stop sticks were successfully deployed in two different locations in the Perryville area in an attempt to slow the vehicle down. With two flat tires, the driver continued to drive westbound on Route 40 across the Hatem Bridge. As the driver crossed into Harford County, he lost control and struck a light pole in the median, disabling the vehicle at westbound Route 40 and Ostego Street in Havre de Grace.
Emergency medical personnel responded and immediately rendered aid. Two of the passengers were transported to Christiana Memorial Hospital. One passenger was transported to Shock Trauma in Baltimore. The driver of the vehicle was transported to Harford Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
Gibson was charged with unlawful taking of a motor vehicle on Nov. 18, 2016, in Baltimore City District Court. On Dec. 8, 2016, Baltimore City States Attorney Marilyn Mosby dropped the charge along with two others connected with the alleged theft.
Terrence Ira Gibson Sr., of 11950 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Md., entered a guilty plea on Feb. 17, 2017, to a charge of driving without a permit in Howard County District Court and was sentenced to 42 days in jail. Maryland Court records reflect that on some of his past traffic charges, Gibson was a white male and on others, he is listed as a black male.
Gibson entered a guilty plea to armed robbery in Baltimore County Circuit Court after being charged by criminal information by the Baltimore County States Attorney on Nov. 18, 2004. A taxpayer provided free attorney, Donald Zaremba, worked a plea deal for Gibson on Nov. 18, 2011, that resulted in a five year stay in the Maryland prison system.
Troopers from the JFK Barrack and North East Barrack were assisted by officers from the Perryville Police Department. The intersection of westbound Route 40 and Ostego Street in Havre de Grace remains closed. The investigation by the Maryland State Police Crash Team continues.