Man and His 6-Year-Old Son Killed in Maryland Car Accident

Kent Island residents Joseph Michael “Mike” Hein and his 6-year-old son Mikey have died from injuries they sustained during a Bowie, Maryland car accident on Route 5. Hein, 52, and his son were reportedly riding their 2002 Hyundai Accent on Friday evening when they crashed into a 2004 Cadillac SRX that was stopped on the road with its taillights and headlights off.

Following the Prince George‚Äôs County car accident, father and son were taken to different hospitals. The elder Hein was pronounced at Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly. Mikey, who was taken to Children’s National Medical Center, died on Monday.

The 2004 Cadillac SRX involved in the catastrophic Bowie motor vehicle crash had reportedly been stolen. Two men, Hyattsville resident Theophilia Herbert Jarvis Jr. and Lanham local Anthony Demetrius Davis, were taken into custody after they were found walking close to the collision site. They are charged with the unlawful taking of a motor vehicle. They also may face charges related to the accident.

In other recent Maryland car accident news, four people were sent to the hospital on Saturday after they were involved in an Anne Arundel County auto crash involving multiple vehicles. According to police, Ryan Galliher, the 21-year-old driver of the Mercury Cougar, was driving recklessly when he crossed over the yellow line on Marley Neck Boulevard and struck a Toyota Corolla. The Toyota collided with a Nissan Murano and a Mercedes SUV, which were following behind it.

Galliher was thrown from the vehicle and admitted to Maryland Shock Trauma in serious condition. Three people in the Toyota, including a 3-year-old girl, were also taken to local hospitals. A preliminary probe into the Glen Burnie car crash indicates that driver error and excessive speed may have been factors on Galliher’s part.

Father, son killed in Bowie car crash, Gazette.net, January 11, 2011
Passengers in critical condition after head-on collision in Glen Burnie, ABC News, January 10, 2010
Related Web Resources:

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety


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