Autopsy Report Reveals McDevitt Was Speeding, Drinking
An article in the Maryland Gazette on Saturday reported that Brian McDevitt, the Pasadena man who died in an accident earlier this year, had alcohol in his system and was excessively speeding.
Brian McDevitt, a Pasadena man whose death earlier this year incited hundreds of passionate comments on Patch, had alcohol in his system and was excessively speeding when the car he was driving hit another car on Fort Smallwood Road, according to the Maryland Gazette.
McDevitt, 32, was traveling between 99 and 113 mph at the time of the accident and had a blood-alcohol content of between .05 and .07 percent, according to documents obtained by the Gazette.
The posted speed on the portion of Fort Smallwood Road where McDevitt crashed is 50 mph and Maryland law states that a motorist can be charged with driving under the influence of alcohol with a blood-alcohol content of .08 percent.
On Jan. 28, officers responded to a call at about 12:45 a.m. and said they found McDevitt’s Acura several hundred feet away from the BMW. It was off the road and on its roof.
According to police, McDevitt was traveling north on Fort Smallwood Road when his Acura went out of control and began to rotate counterclockwise crossing the double yellow lane lines into the path of a 1997 BMW 528i.
The right rear of McDevitt’s Acura hit the front of the BMW. The Acura continued for several hundred feet through a mailbox and off the roadway where it overturned, ejecting the driver and coming to rest on its roof, according to the report.
Brandon Patrick O’Malley, 18, of Pasadena was the driver of the BMW and Spencer Anthony Blake, 19, of the 7800 block of Leonardo Court in Pasadena was a passenger in the front seat, according to the report. Both suffered minor injuries.
O’Malley’s father, Tim, told the Gazette that the teens are “lucky to be alive.”