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News Release, Maryland State Police

UPDATE(GLEN BURNIE, MD) — A driver has been charged in connection with a crash in Anne Arundel County last evening that allegedly occurred after the suspect in a hit and run crash attempted to elude that driver who was pursuing him.   

The deceased is identified as Mark A. Wieland, 43, of Severn, Md.  He was driving a Chevrolet Silverado pickup.  

Salah Mamache, 31, of Baltimore, Md

The driver charged is identified as Salah Mamache, 31, of Baltimore, Md.  After consultation with the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office, Mamache was charged overnight with negligent homicide, criminally negligent manslaughter, fleeing and eluding, negligent driving, reckless driving, and speed greater than reasonable and prudent.  He is awaiting an initial appearance before a court commissioner.  Mamache was driving a Honda Civic.  

According to the preliminary investigation, shortly before 4:30 p.m. yesterday, multiple 911 callers to the Glen Burnie Barracks reported two vehicles had been involved in a hit and run collision and were traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on I-97 between I-695 and Rt. 100.  The barrack broadcast a lookout for a Chevrolet Silverado and a Honda Civic.

Moments later, a trooper who had just completed a traffic stop was sitting in traffic on the ramp from westbound Rt. 100 to Rt. 170 when he saw those two vehicles pass him at a high rate of speed.  The vehicles appeared to be chasing each other.  The trooper saw the Chevrolet Silverado pickup enter the intersection and strike another vehicle before crossing the grass median and travel into oncoming traffic, driving north in the southbound lanes.  The pickup then drove back onto the right side of the road and accelerated away at a high rate of speed, still followed by the Honda Civic.  

The trooper activated his lights and siren, attempting to clear traffic out of his way, but was unable to get close to the Chevrolet Silverado because of the high rate of speed and because the Honda Civic failed to stop and continued to pursue the pickup.   From a distance behind, the trooper saw the two vehicles turn onto eastbound Rt. 176.  

The trooper slowed for traffic at the intersection of Rt. 170 and Rt. 176.  The trooper continued in the direction the two vehicles had traveled in and came upon a crash scene at Rt. 176 and Old Telegraph Road involving the Chevrolet Silverado, which had struck a utility pole and overturned.  

Emergency medical services personnel were requested to respond.  Weiland was transported by EMS personnel to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.  He was pronounced deceased later in the evening.  

Mamache, the driver of the Honda Civic, told investigating troopers the driver of the Chevrolet Silverado struck his vehicle and did not stop.  He said he drove after the pickup in an attempt to obtain a tag number.

Troopers did observe what was described as minor damage to his vehicle.   

The investigation is continuing.  


(GLEN BURNIE, MD) — Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal crash that may have occurred after the suspect in a hit and run crash attempted to elude the victim who was pursuing him in Anne Arundel County this evening.

The deceased victim is an adult male who is not being identified until the family can be notified.

According to the preliminary investigation, shortly before 4:30 p.m. today, multiple 911 callers to the Glen Burnie Barracks reported two vehicles had been involved in a hit and run collision and were now traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on I-97 between I-695 and Rt. 100.  The barrack broadcast a lookout for a Chevrolet Silverado and a Honda Civic.

Moments later, a trooper who had just completed a traffic stop was sitting in traffic on the ramp from westbound Rt. 100 to Rt. 170 when he saw those two vehicles pass him at a high rate of speed.  The vehicles appeared to be chasing each other.  The trooper saw the Chevrolet Silverado pickup cross the grass median and travel into oncoming traffic.  The pickup then drove back onto the right side of the road and accelerated away at a high rate of speed, still followed by the Honda Civic.

The trooper activated his lights and siren, attempting to clear traffic out of his way, but was unable to get close to the Chevrolet Silverado because of the high rate of speed and because the Honda Civic continued to pursue the pickup.   From a distance behind, the trooper saw the two vehicles turn onto eastbound Rt. 176.  The trooper slowed for traffic at the intersection of Rt. 170 and Rt. 176.  The trooper continued in the direction the two vehicles had traveled in and came upon a crash scene at Rt. 176 and Old Telegraph Road involving the Chevrolet Silverado, which had struck a utility pole and overturned.

Emergency medical services personnel were requested to respond.  The driver of the pickup was transported by EMS personnel to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.  He was pronounced deceased later this evening.

The driver of the Honda Civic told investigating troopers the driver of the Chevrolet Silverado struck his vehicle and did not stop.  He said he drove after the pickup in an attempt to obtain a tag number.  Troopers did observe what was described as minor damage to his vehicle.

The Maryland State Police Crash Team responded to conduct the investigation, which has continued throughout the evening. A member of the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office responded to the scene and was briefed by investigators.

MDOT State Highway Administration CHART personnel assisted with lane closures and maintaining a detour around the scene while the investigation was conducted and debris was cleared.  Anne Arundel County Police officers assisted at the scene.  BGE responded to the scene to repair/replace the utility pole and the downed wires.

The investigation is continuing.  Additional information will be provided as the investigation progresses.


David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...