Forensic investigator struck by impaired driver at scene of fatal collision
CECIL COUNTY, Md. — On Christmas Eve, a forensic investigator was struck by a driver who police say was impaired by alcohol and ‘controlled dangerous substances’, during the investigation of a fatal accident that had happened an hour earlier.
Kevin Roberts, 56, ran off the road and hit a Maryland State trooper vehicle, which then crashed into the investigator as they collected evidence at the scene of the death of Estel Privett, 74.
Privett had been pronounced dead at the scene after leaving a liquor store and attempting to cross over several lanes of traffic, after which Privett’s car was struck by a Chevy operated by Jason Phelps, 39.
An hour later, when troopers were on the scene investigating this accident, Roberts drove through a road closure, ran over traffic cones and flares, and hit the trooper vehicle which hit the investigator.
No charges have been filed in either accident. The investigator and Roberts were both taken to the hospital. Both accidents are still being investigated.