Maryland State Police investigate Joppa man’s mysterious death

Wreck, Accident Generic (SOURCE: MGN Online)

JOPPA, MD – Maryland State Police are investigating the mysterious death of a Hartford County man.

Troopers initially believed the victim, who was identified as 22-year-old Timothy White Jr, was the victim of a hit and run. However, the preliminary investigation has raised questions about White’s cause of death.

Troopers have determined that a pickup driver, identified as 61-year-old Wayne Thompson, suddenly came upon the victim’s body lying in the roadway on Rt. 7 prior to Gunpowder Ridge Road Thursday morning. Officials say Thompson was unable to avoid the victim’s body and struck him. Troopers say they found Thompson administering CPR to the victim when they arrived.

Troopers say it is unclear if the victim was hit by another vehicle before being struck by Thompson.

The victim’s car, a silver Honda CVR, was found on a hill not far from where his body was found. The engine was running and in drive.

Family members told troopers that White said he expected to return home around 1:00 a.m. Troopers have determined White was at a convenience store buying food on Joppa Farm Road shortly after 2:00 a.m. Where he went after that and what led to him lying in the roadway continue to be questions in the ongoing investigation.

Anyone who may have seen Timothy White Jr. or his silver Honda CRV in the Joppa area last night or before 4:00 a.m. this morning is urged to contact Maryland State Police at the Bel Air Barrack at 410-879-2101.  Callers may remain anonymous.