Sheriff’s Office Investigates Single Vehicle Fatal Crash

(Bel Air, Md. – August 5, 2008) – The Harford County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit is investigating a single vehicle fatal accident which occurred at approximately 10:55 pm Tuesday evening in the 3300 block of Abingdon Road, Abingdon, MD

Sheriff’s deputies responded to investigate and soon discovered that the vehicle had been traveling south bound on Abingdon Road, crossed the center line and struck a tree head-on. Preliminary investigation indicates Fernandez failed to reduce his speed and negotiate a turn in the roadway before striking a bush and then a tree.

The operator and sole occupant of the vehicle has been tentatively identified as Ariel Fernandez, age 20, of the 4300 block of Winners Circle in Belcamp, MD. The vehicle involved in the accident was a 1997 Honda Civic owned by Fernandez.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency medical personnel from the Abingdon Volunteer Fire Company.

News Release

August 06, 2008


  • Sgt. David Betz
  • Monica A. Worrell

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