From the Maryland State Police, Bel Air Barrack:
(Bel Air, MD) Troopers from the Bel Air Barrack responded to a single vehicle collision at approximately 3 p.m. Saturday that occurred near the ramp leading from Rt. 924 (Rock Spring Road) to the southbound Route 1 Bel Air Bypass. The vehicle involved was a Ford Ranger pickup operated by Michael Leroy Jackson, 65 years old, of Street, MD. Preliminary investigation revealed that the Ford pickup was traveling northbound on the Route 1 Bypass, crossed the centerline and the southbound lanes of the Route 1 Bypass. The pickup then entered the southbound roadside, near the ramp, where it collided with a tree.
The operator, Mr. Jackson, was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical personnel.
The roadway/ramp was closed for approximately one hour and forty-five minutes while troopers/reconstruction specialist investigated the collision.
The accident remains under investigation.
NOTE: An earlier version of this story erroneously stated the day the accident occured, due to incorrect information provided by law enforcement authorities.