Police: Medical emergency may have caused fatal crash

One man is dead after a single car crash in Ellicott City that officials say may have started with a medical emergency.

Around 9:17 p.m. Wednesday police were called to the area of Baltimore National Pike and Turf Valley Road after getting reports of an accident nearby.

When officers arrived, they learned a 2007 Mazda Rx-8 was headed east on Baltimore National Pike, left the road and hit a tree before catching on fire, police said.

The driver and sole occupant of the car, 41-year-old Scott Brian Stanley, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

Investigators learned Stanley, a resident of the 100 block of West Road in Mount Airy, may have had a serious medical emergency that caused him to lose control of the car.

Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash, police said.

 

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