'Breaking News' Site Founder Killed in 2-Car Crash

Police said Brian McDevitt was killed in the Saturday morning crash. McDevitt was the founder of the Anne Arundel Breaking News Facebook page and website.

UPDATE (12:14 p.m.)—Anne Arundel County police said a Pasadena man was killed in a two-car crash on Fort Smallwood Road near Devere Drive early Saturday morning.

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Police said Brian David McDevitt, 32, of the 7700 block of Tick Neck Road was thrown from his car during the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.

McDevitt was the co-founder of Anne Arundel Breaking News and Events, a popular local Facebook page and more recently a web page.

County police Lt. John McAndrew said evidence at the scene led them to believe excessive speed and alcohol on the part of McDevitt were factors in the crash. He said any further information is pending confirmation of toxicology reports from the coroner's office.

Two other men, 18 and 19, suffered minor injuries in the crash and were taken by ambulance to Baltimore Washington Medical Center. They were in a 1997 BMW 528i.

Police said Brandon Patrick O’Malley, 18, of the 2900 block of Golden Fleece Drive in Pasadena was the driver of the BMW.

Spencer Anthony Blake, 19, of the 7800 block of Leonardo Court in Pasadena was a passenger in the front seat, according to the report.

Officers responded to a call at about 12:45 a.m. and said they found McDevitt’s Acura several hundred feet away from the BMW. It was off the road and on its roof.

Police said the Acura was traveling north on Fort Smallwood Road when it went out of control and began to rotate counterclockwise crossing the double yellow lane lines into the path of the BMW.

The right rear of McDevitt’s Acura hit the front of the BMW. The Acura continued for several hundred feet through a mailbox and off the roadway where it overturned, ejecting the driver and coming to rest on its roof, according to the report.

Tom January 31, 2012 at 03:14 AM
I posted his memorial page but thought twice. I'm thinking the words I'm writing are being conceived wrong. But for those not wanting to be negative towards his family because no matter the circumstances a family lost one of there own. And let's say he was drunk those teenagers or no one else got hurt. There is a time and a place to disagree with a persons choices.
John January 31, 2012 at 01:38 PM
There's a "cast the first stone" element here. I'd be a huge liar if I said that I never once got behind the wheel of a car after having too much to drink. That said, those days were quite a long time ago - back in the days where if you got pulled over and said "hey, I'm only 3 miles from home" the officer would say "ok then." Times have greatly changed and I got to watch two good friends of mine go through nightmare DWI convictions. I do not drink anything before getting behind the wheel now. And frankly, in this current environment I really don't see how anyone risks it. There are good people, bad people and good people who do stupid things. Back when I got behind the wheel when I shouldn't have, I was a good person doing something stupid.
SPHS1965 January 31, 2012 at 02:03 PM
Perhaps those that have sent negative comments were not casting the first stone, but rather expressing their frustration at a very tragic situation that perhaps could have been avoided. But regardless, this is not the time for that, it is a time for those who know these young men to grieve and support the family and friends closest to those involved in the accident.
jerry January 31, 2012 at 05:08 PM
dont know any of them.... if he was a cop i bet there would of been no mention of drinking being involved ..atleast til all the test were done......when a off duty cop gets pulled over and is drunk 99% of the time he gets let go ..by his brother in blue...same for speeding tickets.. they stick together.... fop tags are known by cops as get out of jail free tags.....
Brad Gerick January 31, 2012 at 06:28 PM
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