Shortly after midnight on October 27, 1992, Lieutenant Fleming initiated a traffic stop on Kenilworth Avenue near Westchester Park Drive in College Park. Instead of stopping, the driver sped away and Lieutenant Fleming began a pursuit. As the pursuit continued to the Baltimore- Washington Parkway, the suspect headed for the exit ramp to New York Avenue. The suspect then suddenly crossed over the grass median back on the BW Parkway. When Lieutenant Fleming attempted the same maneuver, he hit a curb and lost control. His cruiser then hit a tree. Lieutenant Fleming died from his injuries.