Crofton Man, Two Teens Injured in Serious Overnight Car Crash in Gambrills

Anne Arundel County Police Department

Anne Arundel County Police Department spokesman Justin Mulcahy said that a two car crash on Defense Highway near Hallmark Drive in Gambrills left a 34-year-old man with life-threatening injuries. Two minors were also injured in the crash.

Mulcahy said that the incident happened around 10:38 p.m. on Tuesday night when a 1999 Honda Accord, driven by Daniel James Pfarr, 34, of Crofton, was headed eastbound on Defense Highway. For an unknown reason, Pfarr’s Honda crossed the double yellow line and into the path of a westbound 2012 Mazda 3 driven by a 17-year-old female. When emergency workers arrived on the scene, the westbound lanes of Defense Highway were blocked. Mulcahy said that due to the seriousness of the injuries, Traffic Safety Section crash investigators were dispatched to the scene.

Pfarr was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Mazda, and her passenger, a 17-year-old male from Crofton, were taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center. The driver, from Gambrills, had minor injuries while the passenger’s injuries were listed as non-life threatening.

Mulcahy said that the initial investigation indicates that speed may have been a contributing factor on the part of the Accord operator. There was no evidence of alcohol by either driver. The investigation is ongoing.

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