Anne Arundel County, MD- Police said that man who died in a
two-car collision on Tuesday was local Jazz bassist Gene “Joe” Byrd, 78. Byrd
once played at the White House for President’s Lyndon B. Johnson, Gerald Ford
and Jimmy Carter.
According to Anne Arundel County police, Byrd was turning
left in Volva off of Lee Airpark Drive when a Yukon SUV ran into to the
driver’s side door. Byrd became trapped in the Volvo.
Police said the Yukon driver ran a red light on Solomons
When emergency crews arrived they had to extricate Byrd from
his car and he suffered a cardiac arrest during the process. Police also said
that Byrd sustained life-threatening injuries as a result of the crash. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died.
The Yukon driver was not injured. Neither alcohol nor
excessive speed contributed to the accident, according to police.
It takes only one error on a driver’s part to cause serious
injuries or death to another. These victims or their loved ones will have to
face costly medical bills and funeral expenses, but an accident attorney will fight to make sure they are justly
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