ANNAPOLIS (WUSA9) -- Police have identified the driver who died when a car hit a pole at The Ridges Gateway and Defense Highway and then burst into flames.
Anne Arundel County Police say 27-year-old Douglas Andrew Halloran of Bowie passed away in the accident at approximately 4 a.m. Monday.
Police say their initial investigation revealed the vehicle was traveling east on Defense Highway "at a high rate of speed." According to police, Halloran lost control, and the vehicle left the right side of the road before hitting a utility pole on the driver's side of the vehicle.
Police say speed was a contributing factor to the collision but they do not know if alcohol was a factor.
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