UPDATE: DUI Charges in Fatal Kingsville Accident

Police have charged one of the men seriously injured in an accident Friday morning.

Original report, , was published Nov. 16.

UPDATE (Nov. 19, 3:14 p.m.)—Police have charged a driver involved in a Friday morning fatal two-vehicle accident in Kingsville. 

Brandon Nathaniel Gentry, 24, of the 1400 block of Loch Carron Way in Bel Air, was charged with two counts of driving under the influence, according to Baltimore County police spokeswoman Louise Rogers-Feher. 

The charges were not related to either alcohol or illegal drugs, according to Rogers-Feher. 

According to police, at 6:07 a.m. on Nov. 16, Gentry was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck westbound near the intersection of Philadelphia Road and Pfeffers Road in Kingsville. The truck then crossed the center line and collided head-on with a 2003 Mazda Protege. 

Gentry was seriously injured in the accident. The driver of the Mazda Protege, 44-year-old Patrick Mahlon McKinney, of the 1200 block of Primrose Avenue in Rosedale, was also seriously injured. Both "incapacitated" men were taken by medevac to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, according to Rogers-Feher. 

Police confirmed that both men were in stable condition by Friday at noon.

A passenger in the Mazda Protege, 26-year-old William Strayer Jr. of the unit block of Sweet Gum Court in Essex, was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident and was ejected from the car. He was taken to Franklin Square Medical Center and pronounced dead, police said. 

Nearby resident Heidi Wallace said accidents are frequent along that stretch of Philadelphia Road, mainly because of speeding. 

"Kids fly down this road. You're just waiting to hear a crash," she said. "Right after we moved in 10 years ago, a couple of kids smashed an SUV. You couldn't even tell it was an SUV afterward. And we just had a boy on a bicycle hit right in front of our driveway." 

Her daughter Allie Wallace suggested that more police patrolling Philadelphia Road may reduce speeding. 

"I never see police shoot radar around here. We need it, especially at night," she said. 

Are you concerned about safety on Philadelphia Road? Tell us in the comments.

Rach0215 December 01, 2012 at 01:28 AM
None of this will bring Brian back. And none of it makes what happened right. It's SO sad. But too often people die who are not wearing seat belts. Yes, our law obviously sucks. The drivers in this state are terrible. But because everyone knows this, the best we can do is be responsible and wear our seat belt to protect ourselves the best we can. And as much as everyone has whined about speeding, something you CAN change if you're so worried about speeding, is to put it on.
Family Man December 01, 2012 at 01:57 AM
If you are going to go the route of if he was wearing his seatbelt the outcome would have been different than why don't we say if Brandon wouldn't have been stoned then he would have never crossed the yellow line and hit and killed that poor, innocent man. Also if you looked at the pictures of the car closely you would see that the majority of the damage was on the passenger side. I don't car if he was wearing his seatbelt or not that type of damage at those speeds would have killed anyone with or without a seatbelt. Your crash was at 50 mph into a stopped car. Their crash was probably at a combined speed of at the minimum 100mph. Each car was travelling at probably 45 to 50mph. So don't compare your crash to this because this accident was atleast double the impact that you had. Just admit that the comment about the seatbelt was inconsiderate and a terrible thing to insinuate that it was somehow Brian's fault. If you truly think that you are a terrible and delusional little person. I feel sorry for you if you think that!!
Family Man December 01, 2012 at 02:01 AM
Let go of the seatbealt comments. It would have not made a difference!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Life December 02, 2012 at 01:13 AM
Rach.....enough. You are truely making me mad. I am in the automotive field and do look at several damage cars a day and I AM GOING TO TELL YOU THAT WEARING A SEAT BELT WOULD NOT HAVE SAVED BRIAN!!!!!!!! I did get the chance to go look at both vehicles and the Mazda was a total mess, as well as the truck. Brian never had a chance. So, before you go running your mouth about working in a hospital, I am going to run my mouth as a automotive damage appraiser!!!!!! So, stop defending someone that was so careless and disrepectful such as Brandon. As a grown man, he should have known better to get behind the wheel and drive. It wasn't like he didn't know how the drugs would react to his body. And if you had any repsect for Brian's family and friends, you would say a pray instead of putting your disrepectful comments on here. Have a heart and show some respect if you have a heart. Just think how you felt when you hit that person. Just Saying.....and it is SO sad!!!!!!!
Little Brian December 04, 2012 at 11:51 PM
Brian was not ejected from the car. When the owner of the property came out he found him in the back seat. So someone please explain to me how a seat belt would've done anything in this situation. If you look at where the vehicles hit it was front passenger side of the truck to the front passenger side of the mazda. So seat belt or no seat belt it wouldn't have mattered. Look up seat belt crash tests at 100 mph into brick wall. You wont find any. Miss you cuz .


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