Shortly before 1:30 a.m. this morning, a 2000 Honda Accord struck the right shoulder guardrail on the outer loop of I-695 at Providence Road in Baltimore, continuing across the roadway until it came to rest in the center lane. The backseat passengers, two Reisterstown teens, were identified as Matthias Listwan, 18, and Hannah Goodman, 15. Listwan was pronounced dead at the scene. Goodman was transported to Greater Baltimore Medical Center, where she was pronounced deceased.
While the driver has not been determined, the front seat occupants were identified as Neiko Ali Reese Staton, 18, also of Reisterstown, and a 17-year-old from Taneytown, who has not been identified due to the ongoing investigation. After the crash, Staton fled the scene and was quickly apprehended by local state troopers on the ramp to Providence Road from I-695. Staton was wanted in Baltimore County on an outstanding warrant for a traffic-related offense. He was taken into police custody and transported to Sinai Hospital. Currently, he is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center, where he awaits his appearance before a court commissioner.
While alcohol and excessive speed are suspected to be contributing factors to the fatal crash, the case remains under investigation by the Maryland State Police CRASH Team. Once completed, it will be presented to the state’s attorney for review to determine what charges should be filed. Anyone who witnessed the crash is urged to contact the Golden Ring Barrack at 410-780-2700. Calls may remain confidential.
Auto crashes, especially those that cause fatalities, are traumatizing and horrific events. The wrongful death and victim advocates at Azrael, Franz, Schwab and Lipowitz have decades of experience assisting victims in receiving the justice they deserve when such horrible events occur. If you or a loved one were affected by the fatal crash in Baltimore County, we urge you to contact Azrael, Franz, Schwab and Lipowitz today.