Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Crash On I-695 near I-70

By Erica Percy –

On Saturday night, at approximately 9:45 p.m., Maryland State Police responded to the inner loop of I-695 near I-70 for a report of a crash.

State Police say “Juan Rivera, 34, of Texas, was driving a 2005 Dodge Dakota when his vehicle suffered unknown mechanical issues that forced him to the right shoulder of the road.” While standing outside of his vehicle, State Police say “Jose Moto Chapol, who was driving a 2014 Toyota Tacoma, struck Rivera and the Dodge in the rear.”  

Rivera was taken by ambulance to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced deceased.    

Chapol, 37, of Windsor Mill, Maryland, was arrested at the scene and charged with impaired driving. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center without bond.

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