UPDATE: Police Seek Driver in Fatal I-97 Hit-and-Run
A passenger was ejected from a truck in a crash on early Tuesday morning, then struck and killed by another vehicle that did not stop.
UPDATE (4:40 p.m. Tuesday)—Police identified a 50-year-old Millersville man as the crash victim who died after being struck by another vehicle that did not stop Tuesday morning on I-97.
Wilmer R. Borgmann III of Millersville was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Maryland State Police. A Pasadena man who was in a street sweeper truck (with Borgmann) that overturned was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
According to police, the crash occurred between 3 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. Tuesday on I-97 near Route 32 and Benfield Boulevard in the Millersville area.
Police said a preliminary investigation indicates Borgmann was the passenger in a street sweeper truck that was traveling northbound on I-97 when it entered the median, struck the guardrail and overturned.
Both men were reportedly ejected from the truck, and then Borgmann was struck by a vehicle—that left the scene—in the southbound lane.
Police believe Borgmann's body landed on the vehicle's hood since it was found more than 200 feet from the point of impact.
The vehicle that struck Borgmann may have extensive front end damage, most likely to the hood and windshield. The vehicle is missing a windshield wiper, which was recovered at the scene.
Anyone who witnessed the crash or may have been in the area at the time is urged to contact Maryland State Police at 410-761-5130.
Patch will continue to follow this story and update as additional information becomes available.