MDTA Police Make Arrest in Fatal February 2020 Crash on Key Bridge
Suspect Charged with Criminally Negligent Manslaughter
BALTIMORE, MD (December 18, 2020) – Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police Officers have arrested a Pasadena, Md., man for his alleged role in a February 2020 fatal crash on the Francis Scott Key Bridge (I-695). Officers took 28-year-old Charles Dailey Jr. into custody without incident on Sunday, December 13, 2020, and transported him to the Baltimore Central Booking & Intake Center.
On February 14, 2020, MDTA Police Dispatch received a report of a disabled Honda sedan in the southbound lanes of the Key Bridge. Before emergency responders arrived on the scene, an International truck struck the disabled Honda sedan. Twenty-nine-year-old Nazmi Abdelhadi of Middle River – the driver of the Honda sedan – suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash.
After a thorough investigation and consultation with the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office, investigators charged Dailey, the driver of the International truck, with one count of Criminally Negligent Manslaughter by Vehicle.
Those persons charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
The Maryland Transportation Authority Police, a nationally accredited force, is the seventh-largest law enforcement agency in the State with more than 600 sworn and civilian law enforcement professionals. MDTA Police Officers provide law enforcement services at the MDTA’s highways, bridges and tunnels, at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and at the Port of Baltimore.