Friday, September 28 – OP Man Succumbs To Injuries In High-Speed Chase

OCEAN PINES – An Ocean Pines man died this week after slamming his car into a tree early Tuesday morning during a high-speed chase through the community.

Shortly before 3 a.m. on Tuesday, two Maryland State Police troopers working radar in the area of Route 90 and St. Martin’s Neck Rd. observed a vehicle driven by Richard Todd Mohr, 33, of Ocean Pines, speeding on westbound Route 90.

The first trooper clocked Mohr going in access of 100 mph, while the second trooper measured his speed at 99 mph. The first trooper activated his emergency equipment and began pursuing Mohr and his 2002 Honda S2000, but the suspect did not stop or give any indication he was going to slow down.

The second trooper joined the pursuit, which continued west on Route 90 until Mohr turned north on Route 589 and then onto Ocean Parkway in the Ocean Pines community. The two troopers continued their pursuit on Ocean Parkway, following about a quarter of a mile behind. The lead trooper lost sight of Mohr and the Honda briefly because of the bends and turns along Ocean Parkway.

A short time later, the first trooper found the Honda in the yard at 317 Ocean Parkway where it had struck a tree. Mohr suffered serious injuries and was flown by state police helicopter first to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury before being transferred to Shock Trauma in Baltimore.

State police officials from the Berlin barrack on Wednesday confirmed Mohr died from injuries sustained in the crash shortly before 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.