Good grief. The Baltimore Sun reports driver expected to be charged in Bel Air bypass fatal was involved in another accident 2 hours earlier


    The Baltimore Sun is reporting that seven children were in a van police say was sideswiped by a van driven by Christopher Lentz just two hours before Lentz lost control of another vehicle he was driving on the Bel Air Bypass. The second accident killed 31-year-old Katherine Brady and her 8-year-old son Wilson. No one was injured in the first accident, which occurred about 3:30 p.m. on Maryland Route 152, north of Greenspring Avenue in Joppa. Police say Lentz, 37, of Glen Arm left the scene in the 1990 Chevrolet Express van he was driving, but they caught up with him when the van became disabled a half mile away and charged him “with failure to drive right of center, failure to stop at the scene of an accident, failure to give insurance information and failure to control speed to avoid a collision.” Later that day, police say Lentz lost control of the Jeep Cherokee he was driving southbound on the shoulder of the Bel Air Bypass just after 5 p.m. His car hit a Saturn Relay minivan driven by Stephen Brady, 32, of Perry Hall and killed Katherine and Wilson instantly. Stephen and his 2-year-old son Ian Brady were injured and airlifted to area hospitals. The Sun reported Stephen was in serious but stable condition today at Maryland Shock Trauma Center and Lentz is listed in serious condition there. The Sun reports:

    “State police have said they plan to charge Lentz in the fatal crash. They have said they will consult with the Harford County state’s attorney’s office before filing any charges.”

    Click here to read the Sun’s coverage.
    Click here to read previous BANV posts on the crash.