West Street Fatal Collision
Location of Incident: 1950 West Street
Date & Time: December 3, 2019 @ 6:23 p.m.
Pedestrian: Ernest Powell, 65, of Annapolis
Motor Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe
Driver of Motor Vehicle: Patrick Tackney, 48, of Annapolis
Officers from the Annapolis Police Department are investigating a fatal traffic collision involving a pedestrian.
At 6:23 p.m. officers responded to a motor vehicle collision on West Street near 1950 West Street. Preliminary investigations indicate the driver of the Chevrolet, Patrick Tackney, was leaving the driveway of a group of businesses at 1950 West Street to turn right, westbound on West Street. At the same time the pedestrian, Ernest Powell, was walking on the sidewalk eastbound along West Street across the same driveway. The Chevrolet struck Mr. Powell and then turned into the parking lot of the business at 1952 West Street. Mr. Powell sustained serious, life threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Mr. Powell died from his injuries.
Witnesses prevented the driver, Tackney, from leaving the scene of the accident. Tackney was arrested and charged with negligent manslaughter, driving while impaired and multiple additional related charges. Tackney is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center without bond.
If you have any information about this incident please contact Officer Dekowsky at 410-268-9000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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