Friday, May 20, 2016

Ocean City Police Continue to Investigate Fatal Collision

Ocean City, Maryland – (May 20, 2016):  Ocean City police officers are continuing to investigate a fatal crash involving a motorcycle that occurred yesterday, May 19, 2016.  The motorcycle driver, Eric Del Marr, 24, of Germantown, MD, was traveling at a high rate of speed in the area of 28th Street and Philadelphia Avenue when he collided with a pickup truck driven by a 19-year-old male of North Beach, MD.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) officer attempted to stop the motorcycle after witnessing Del Marr conduct a “wheelie” at a high rate of speed. The MDTA officer witnessed the traffic violation minutes before the collision while traveling northbound in the approximate area of 45th Street and Coastal Highway. Del Marr then made a U-turn on Coastal Highway at 56th Street, travelling southbound. The motorcycle fled from the officer, at which time the officer did not pursue the vehicle and lost site of the driver.

Other police units observed Del Marr as he travelled southbound and reported his location via police radio. It was later determined that from 56th Street, Del Marr travelled southbound on Coastal Highway until 33rdStreet where he turned west then eventually reentered southbound Coastal Highway at 32nd Street. Del Marr then made a U-turn at 23rd Street and travelled northbound at a high rate of speed.



At approximately 12:08 p.m., Del Marr collided with a Ford F-350 pickup truck that was attempting to turn east onto 28th Street.  Del Marr was deceased upon arrival of first responders.  The driver of the pickup truck was not injured.

Ocean City’s Traffic Safety Unit, Patrol Division and Criminal Investigation Division are continuing to investigate the collision, which will likely take weeks to complete. Further updates will be provided pending completion of the investigation.

Ocean City police are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact Pfc. Ryan Flanagan at rflanagan@oceancitymd.gov or 410-520-5340.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

When police investigate police, we know what happens. We need to ask witnesses and take a hard look at why police would chase a kid doing a wheelie? Why do we have a military over zealous force instead of a police force? Yes, the kid was reckless but I can only imagine the response made by these police who are more interested in making an arrest than saving a life?!

Anonymous said...

What part do the simple ass nay sayer's not get the police initialed the stop at 54th street, he ran, they stopped..... he made several turns eventually headed back the way he came from at over a hundred. This dumbass got what he asked for.

Anonymous said...

5:19
"The motorcycle fled from the officer, at which time the officer did not pursue the vehicle and lost site of the driver."

What is it with you blaming the police? What does the above statement mean to you, nothing?

When did you not qualify to be in law enforcement?

Has to be something to make you use such statements.

William Cocco said...

once again who is responsible. no one wants to take responsibility for their "own" actions in the world today. did the young man deserve to die..no! Is it a tragedy....yes! Is it the fault of the police...no!! The young man made a decision and decisions have consequences that the decision maker is solely responsible for!!!!

Anonymous said...

William Cocco is absolutely correct. Every single decision you can ever make in life has consequences. Sometimes good and sometimes bad and sometimes tragic as in this crash. People need to keep this in mind especially young people. Every single thing you do has consequences so think think think before you act on anything. Put your forward thinking skills in use because it may just save your life.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
When police investigate police, we know what happens. We need to ask witnesses and take a hard look at why police would chase a kid doing a wheelie? Why do we have a military over zealous force instead of a police force? Yes, the kid was reckless but I can only imagine the response made by these police who are more interested in making an arrest than saving a life?!

May 20, 2016 at 5:19 PM

Many thanks to the MDTA Officer and the others who volunteered to work this weekend to protect ASSHOLES like the one who made this comment. At no point did I see where the officer "chased" this idiot on the motorcycle. Maybe this idiot should have considered the safety of others before he broke the law over and over again.

Now that idiot on the motorcycle lost his life and the young guy driving the F350 has to face the reality of this and what he saw the rest of his life. I saw the pictures of this accident and the pieces of bone and flesh all over the road and the armless, headless and legless trunk of a lifeless corpse lying on the road. I can only imagine what the young driver and the many others that witnessed this tragedy have to live with the rest of their lives. I have these pictures and I will show it to people who break the law and show them their are consequences. I pray for this young idiot on the motorcycle and his family and I also pray for this cop hating idiot and pray that you don't have to ever witness something like this in your life.

Again thank you to Maryland's Finest for doing their jobs to protect assholes like you!

Anonymous said...

William Cocco said...
once again who is responsible. no one wants to take responsibility for their "own" actions in the world today. did the young man deserve to die..no! Is it a tragedy....yes! Is it the fault of the police...no!! The young man made a decision and decisions have consequences that the decision maker is solely responsible for!!!!

May 21, 2016 at 10:07 AM

Unfortunately the guy did deserve to die. It was his own actions that took his life. Can you imagine what would have happened if an unsuspecting pedestrian stepped into his path as he was flying down the road at 100+ MPH!

I wish this did not happen and I do pray for all involved, but this guy created the problem with his stupidity.

Anonymous said...

this is a problem when you get dysfunctional kids a badge and a gun but the sad story is when a judge believes what the cop says we need to start making the judge accountable for their crimes and Court do you really think you will get a fair trial the prosecutors getting the same check the judges get the same check and the cop is getting the same check you will not get a fair trial on the shore but look up cases that federal judges said that the judges are corrupt chief judge Bell before he retired said it was terrible down here

Anonymous said...

I like bootleggers that's say it's not the cops fault wake up are you in the Stone Age cops today are in blue are no different than the Bloods the Hell's Angels they are a street gang wake up they all start asking Witnesses what happens at accidents call Baltimore FBI and let them know there is a problem down here that the FBI on the shore it's not covering up for him because her kids go to the same schools and the FBI takes a blind eye to the crimes that cops commit they don't want to embarrass their families the justice department needs to look at these crimes and show us the - take it was a high speed chase so next time you want to lick boots of a cop do it in public

Anonymous said...

So its the cops fault he run that bike into a f350 at serioisly high speed? The cop MADE him do this. He crawled into his brain and made him decide to be reckless. Okay. I buy that. People like you make me sick. Maybe we shouldn't have police at all since they obviously make people commit crimes.

Anonymous said...

Maybe when you learn to write coherent sentences we can figure out what your trying to say buddy.

Anonymous said...

Are you drunk writing? Seems like it.

Anonymous said...

Both cars had dash cams, wait until their released. Just like the last fatality. Lot off egg to go around!