Tow truck driver struck and killed on Route 100 in Glen Burnie

The striking vehicle in the hit and run initially stayed at the scene, then fled on Route 100, (Photo: ABC7)

Anne Arundel County Police are looking for the person behind the wheel in a fatal hit-and-run crash Wednesday morning in Glen Burnie.

Authorities responded to an incident just after 8 a.m. on eastbound Route 100 just before the Oakwood Road exit. They found a man lying on the right shoulder of the highway. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim has been identified by police as James Frederick Schreiber, Jr., 38, of Pasadena, Md.

Witnesses told investigators that the victim was driving a tow truck and had pulled over to assist a disabled sewage truck on the shoulder. While standing the side of the road, investigators say the victim was struck by an older model red Nissan SUV with silver trim.

Asked whether the driver stopped at all, Justin Mulcahy of the Anne Anrundel County police said, “initially it was very brief and then he continued on. There is no indication he got out of the vehicle.”

The striking vehicle then fled eastbound. Police believe the Nissan has substantial damage to the passenger-side headlight and passenger-side mirror.

The driver of the Nissan is described as a white male in his early to mid-30s with a crew cut or short brown hair.

A woman who works at the Baltimore Washington medical center was on her way to work when she drove by the scene moments after the accident.

“We've all been floored by somebody just running off driving off like that today. I hope he turns himself in,” she said. “I can't imagine somebody having a conscience that doesn't register what he just did.”

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