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Bel Air Man Charged In Fatal Kingsville Crash

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 Bel Air 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.

Sean November 21, 2012 at 10:58 PM
Wow the grammer displayed above is pathetic, and I'm guessing you're the kind of idiot that chilled with Gentry. Guess what, the kids a piece of shit and is going away for along time. And guess what? The community should be rejoicing that he is off the streets. What if he killed you, your mom, dad, or someone you cared about. You'd be singing a different tune.
Sean November 21, 2012 at 11:07 PM
Really? Trying to blame Gentry getting high on Oxy and nodding out at the wheel at 6am and killing someone on the guy who wasn't wearing a seatbelt. Guess what Gentry is going to jail for along time and we should all be jumping for joy since that piece of shit wont be walking the streets anymore. His Mommy can't get him off this time.
Carol November 22, 2012 at 12:18 AM
Thank You Ashley you are right.
Snicole22 November 23, 2012 at 09:24 PM
Thank you Another Concerned Citizen.. Those are some facts for you people, defending a man who took a life...why? Because he was high. And those are FACTS. Little Brian is my cousin, my family. And because someone did something as selfish and senseless as get high and drive, we no longer have him in our lives. I truly hope the justice system does not fail us this time. This was one of the hardest times in our lives...I hope the state makes it one of Brandons as well. RIP cuz I love you.
Snicole22 November 23, 2012 at 09:26 PM
Thank you "Life". I am one of Brians many cousins and I truly appreciate the words you speak.

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