He was being pursued by police.
A New Windsor man died on Monday following a two-vehicle crash. The Carroll County Sheriff's Office says Jeremiah Joseph Haas, 29, was killed when his Dodge truck left a parking lot to get on to Route 140, and struck a Ford Van.
Authorities say it all started when a deputy monitoring traffic along Route 91 north of Cold Saturday Drive saw Haas' truck traveling at a high rate of speed. The law officer activated his emergency lights on his vehicle to get the truck to slow down, but it continued on to Old Gamber Road and Old Westminster Pike, where the deputy lost sight of it.
The deputy went on Old Westminster Pike, where he saw a dust cloud at the rear parking entrance to the Jiffy Mart. When he went into the lot, he saw the truck leaving the parking lot on to eastbound Route 140 at a high rate of speed without yielding. The truck hit the Ford van.
Haas and the driver of the van, George David Bopst, 23, of Westminster, were taken to Carroll Hospital Center. Haas died from his injuries. Bopst was treated and released.
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office says its Traffic Collision Reconstructionists are continuing their investigation, assisted by the Maryland State Police and Baltimore County Police. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact Corporal Glenn Day at 410-386-2900; or send an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.