'Breaking News' Site Founder Killed in 2-Car Crash

Police said Brian McDevitt was killed in the Saturday morning crash. McDevitt was the founder of the Anne Arundel Breaking News Facebook page and website.

UPDATE (12:14 p.m.)—Anne Arundel County police said a Pasadena man was killed in a two-car crash on Fort Smallwood Road near Devere Drive early Saturday morning.

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Police said Brian David McDevitt, 32, of the 7700 block of Tick Neck Road was thrown from his car during the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.

McDevitt was the co-founder of Anne Arundel Breaking News and Events, a popular local Facebook page and more recently a web page.

County police Lt. John McAndrew said evidence at the scene led them to believe excessive speed and alcohol on the part of McDevitt were factors in the crash. He said any further information is pending confirmation of toxicology reports from the coroner's office.

Two other men, 18 and 19, suffered minor injuries in the crash and were taken by ambulance to Baltimore Washington Medical Center. They were in a 1997 BMW 528i.

Police said Brandon Patrick O’Malley, 18, of the 2900 block of Golden Fleece Drive in Pasadena was the driver of the BMW.

Spencer Anthony Blake, 19, of the 7800 block of Leonardo Court in Pasadena was a passenger in the front seat, according to the report.

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.

Police said the Acura was traveling north on Fort Smallwood Road when it went out of control and began to rotate counterclockwise crossing the double yellow lane lines into the path of the BMW.

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.

Lauren O'Malley January 30, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Not to mention Brandon Patrick O'Malley had no record, not even a speeding ticket. His birthday is 11/19/93 for anyone who wants to question his integrity. Brandon was the driver by the way. And Brian was driving 110mph, that much has been proven. So if your way of coping is to lash out at his victims you need some help. My brother has a bright future and it is by the grace of God Brian did not rob him of that. So B, I had no intentions of responding to any of the posts, but how dare you try and tarnish his good name. He is an innocent child.
Lauren O'Malley January 30, 2012 at 09:22 PM
I'm pretty sure that the McDevitt family wouldn't want you personally attacking his victims, considering they are just that. No one has ever claimed either Spencer or Brandon were perfect, but it was not by any fault of theirs that this happened.
Tom January 30, 2012 at 09:39 PM
Brain left the bar Henry Mack's before crashing
reddawg January 30, 2012 at 09:41 PM
First, I'm sorry for your loss of your Godchild, and I'm sorry for Brian's family's loss. Overall I like the Breaking News facebook site. I could do without the accident scene photos (so I choose not to click on them) and I'm sure at the time of the accidents many family members don't want to see them either. This post above, along with the one about rushing out to the scene of accidents to get photos kind of bothers me. There is absolutely NO WAY I would want to be notified that a loved one had been in such a terrible accident that he or she died via a facebook message from the administrator of a facebook site. I would prefer to find out from family/loved ones, medical staff/emergency responders, or law enforcement officials who are trained to handle this.
Tom January 30, 2012 at 09:48 PM
^ Brian
Linda January 30, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Please call the AA county police and tell them what you saw. Its important that the truth about this men to be exposed.
amanda January 30, 2012 at 09:57 PM
Ok Lauren I get your upset, thank god your brother and his friend are ok, I truly am thankful but come on now where was it proven he was doing 110mph the investigation is still on going. So please refrain from posting things until the facts are out! They will never beable to determine the exact speed and yes I know that to be a fact And who ever B is inappropriate buddy and his family would NOT be ok with you bashing these teens!!! They have nothing to do with this! Again everyone needs to leave their nasty ignorant comments to themselves! LINDA I would 100% visit him in jail if that would have been the case!! But he is FAR from a scumbag! He may have and I said MAY have made a bad decision in which nobody will know for sure until the investigation is over but he was a wonderful, amazing person!! No body's perfect every one makes bad choices
amanda January 30, 2012 at 10:02 PM
And Linda nobody is hiding anything they are very aware that he was at Henny Macks that night! I pray to god you nasty ppl never have one of your loved ones pass in a horrific way! You are cruel and heartless READ THE BIBLE god don't like ugly! Nor does he like you judging others STOP THE NONSENSE! This is crazy this is a great man that lost his life that we love very much! So please stop the ignorance
Tom January 30, 2012 at 10:05 PM
The bible. Just a bunch of stories for closed minded people
Linda January 30, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Brian McDevitt was cited twice for not wearing a seatbelt. If he was wearing seatbelt, he probaly would have survived and gotten a lenghty prison sentence for driving drunk. Would you visit this scumbag in prison if he survived.
Linda January 30, 2012 at 10:18 PM
And Brian Mcdevitt drives drunk without wearing a seat-belt. Who made the bad decision that resulted in Brian's death. It was Brandon or Spencer, it was Brian. Brandon and Spencer were victims of this scumbags decision to get on the road after drinking himself silly at Henry Mack's. I'm just glad no innocent people were killed.
SPHS1965 January 30, 2012 at 10:26 PM
This is a tragic tragic situation regardless of what the cause. I can only hope that some good will come of this and perhaps teach others to be more careful. If just one person is saved because of this, then this young man would not have died in vain. And hopefully that will bring some peace and comfort to his family..
SPHS1965 January 30, 2012 at 10:30 PM
Amanda - you should stop reading all of these comments - they are only a source of pain for you and family. Spend your time remembering the good times and thinking good thoughts and leave the negative comments for those that have nothing else better to do with their time.
Tom January 30, 2012 at 10:39 PM
I agree I DO NOT condone drunk driving. Buzzed driving is drunk driving. My sympathies are also with the mcdevitts for their loss. At the same time I don't feel sorry for people that leave a bar and decide to go 110 mph. What about the magical deer that crossed his path. He's from AA county he knows ft Smallwood road has deers on it. Don't go 110 mph
amanda January 30, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Again its never been said he was doing 110mph!!! So don't run your mouth if you don't know the facts!!!!!!!
Tom January 30, 2012 at 10:59 PM
Amanda. It was said by the crash forensics. So stop thinking just because you knew the guy he made no mistakes. You should get your facts right before running your mouth. And if you knew Brian like I did you also know he likes to drive fast
amanda January 30, 2012 at 11:15 PM
Really was it now!?!? Because funny his mom dad nor sister now any of this they are still waiting on reports so I have my facts sweetie! I also will be showing your comments to his family since you know facts that haven't even been released to them yet!! As I stated b4 my husband was in the horrific accident a few months ago and the investigators on that crash said they'd never know the exact speed if it wasn't for the 2 surviving victims in the car that were able to give them exact speed!! Also I have known B ALL my life I'm very close with him and his family!!!
Tom January 30, 2012 at 11:29 PM
Ok. Show my comments. As I gave them my sympathies at the vigil. Your right forensic scientist can't say someone was going 87 mph when this happened. Only that with physics , road conditions etc etc that a car was going approx. between this and that
amanda January 30, 2012 at 11:35 PM
And if you claim to know B so well why are you bashing him on this site!?!? You give your symphony then bash their loved one... Smh at you
Tom January 30, 2012 at 11:52 PM
If you consider saying that people shouldn't drink and drive nor should they excessively speed to be bashing means I can't feel sympathy. Not true. I'm sad a person lost a life. But there is behaviors I will never approve of because it puts one self and others in danger. Also having a career in which ones lose lives. I still will shed a tear for them
amanda January 30, 2012 at 11:56 PM
Well apparently you are a liar you tried saying I don't know B like you well appears to me that you are the one who truly doesn't know him!! Just a thought you gonna choke on tour words when the tox report comes back and he wasnt drinking?!?!
Anonymous January 31, 2012 at 12:55 AM
The balloons and cross outside our housing community is a beautiful remembrance of the Love Brian had in his life. I did not know Brian but I feel very honored that as I leave everyday I will be humbled and reminded that life is precious and can be taken away in an instant. God Bless Brian's family and friends and may Brian rest in peace.
amanda January 31, 2012 at 01:05 AM
CAROL Thank you for your kind words and you are right I will remember the great person Brian was and stop reading this garbage people have to say! Thank you again for your sweet words
Chuck Herbert January 31, 2012 at 02:51 AM
For all of the people making ANY negative comments about this tragedy do me a favor...close your eyes and imagine that this was your child who died in this accident...now imagine that everyone is passing judgment on your child, now imagine how YOU would feel?? In other words, do not pass judgment on Brian or the other victims.
Tom January 31, 2012 at 02:59 AM
I never said you didn't know him. And again my posts never attacked him personally. Reread what I wrote. And again I was at the vigil. All I said was I'm highly against drunk driving..... And excessive spending ... I was at Henry Mack's also celebrating the birthday.
Tom January 31, 2012 at 03:14 AM
I posted his memorial page but thought twice. I'm thinking the words I'm writing are being conceived wrong. But for those not wanting to be negative towards his family because no matter the circumstances a family lost one of there own. And let's say he was drunk those teenagers or no one else got hurt. There is a time and a place to disagree with a persons choices.
John January 31, 2012 at 01:38 PM
There's a "cast the first stone" element here. I'd be a huge liar if I said that I never once got behind the wheel of a car after having too much to drink. That said, those days were quite a long time ago - back in the days where if you got pulled over and said "hey, I'm only 3 miles from home" the officer would say "ok then." Times have greatly changed and I got to watch two good friends of mine go through nightmare DWI convictions. I do not drink anything before getting behind the wheel now. And frankly, in this current environment I really don't see how anyone risks it. There are good people, bad people and good people who do stupid things. Back when I got behind the wheel when I shouldn't have, I was a good person doing something stupid.
SPHS1965 January 31, 2012 at 02:03 PM
Perhaps those that have sent negative comments were not casting the first stone, but rather expressing their frustration at a very tragic situation that perhaps could have been avoided. But regardless, this is not the time for that, it is a time for those who know these young men to grieve and support the family and friends closest to those involved in the accident.
jerry January 31, 2012 at 05:08 PM
dont know any of them.... if he was a cop i bet there would of been no mention of drinking being involved ..atleast til all the test were done......when a off duty cop gets pulled over and is drunk 99% of the time he gets let go ..by his brother in blue...same for speeding tickets.. they stick together.... fop tags are known by cops as get out of jail free tags.....
Brad Gerick January 31, 2012 at 06:28 PM
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