Maryland State Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash in which one person died and another was injured early Tuesday morning in Anne Arundel County.
Shortly before 4:15 a.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police Glen Burnie Barrack responded to a single-vehicle crash on northbound MD 295 at West Nursery Road in Linthicum Heights. According to a preliminary investigation, a 2018 Toyota Camry was traveling in in the left lane, when for unknown reasons, the driver failed to maintain control of the vehicle, drove off to the right grassy portion of the roadway and struck a tree. Both the driver and passenger were wearing seatbelt at the time of crash.
The driver of the Toyota, a 19-year-old male, was transported by ambulance to Shock Trauma in Baltimore for treatment of his injuries. The passenger of the vehicle, Sean Ruffin, 19, of Dundalk was pronounced deceased at the scene by Anne Arundel County EMS personnel.
Ruffin is a 2020 gradate of Patapsco High Center for the Arts. According to the Patapsco Patriots Football Facebook page, Ruffin was a 4 year member of the Patapsco Football Program, a Captain for both the JV and Varsity teams, who started at both Wide Receiver and Defensive back for the Patriots.
Sean was the type of kid every coach loves to have apart of their program, always knew the perfect time to crack a joke, but also knew when it was time to strap up and get to work. Sean’s coaches and teammates will always cherish the moments & memories shared during their time together and hold them close to their hearts,” said a statement on the page.
“The Patapsco Football program sends our deepest condolences to Sean’s family, friends, and loved ones during this tragic time.”
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.