Edgemere Car Crash Victims Are Identified

Paul Luke Rice and Edward William Nelson IV were killed in the one-vehicle crash on Millers Island Road early Sunday.

The two men killed in an early-morning car crash Sunday in Edgemere have been identified by Baltimore County Police Department officials.

Paul Luke Rice, 38, of the 2600 block of Sparrows Point Road, and Edward William Nelson IV, 28, of the 8100 block of Dundalk Avenue, were killed in the one-car crash.

Police responded to a call about the crash at 12:13 a.m. Sunday, according to police spokeswoman Louise Rogers-Feher.

Rice was driving his 2004 Ford F250 pickup truck at a high rate of speed in the southbound lane of Millers Island Road, according to Rogers-Feher. Because of his speed, he was having trouble keeping the truck in his lane and went into the northbound lane of Millers Island Road.

Rice over-corrected, Rogers-Feher said, which caused him to lose control of the truck. He crossed back over the southbound lane, left the roadway on the western side and struck several trees before the truck came to a rest on its roof.

Rice was partially ejected from the truck and was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:20 a.m., according to the spokeswoman.

Nelson climbed from the wreckage and walked to the road, where he collapsed. He was pronounced dead on the scene at 12:40 a.m. by a Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center doctor who was consulting by phone with medics on the scene, Rogers-Feher said.

Speed appears to be the contributing factor in the crash, the spokeswoman said.

Jenn September 26, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Again, you go right back to needing more attention. And again, I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU ARE OR ARE NOT BUYING. You are positively nuts to think you are helping anyone and the fact you have children scares the daylight out of me. You point the finger at everyone else please tell us how do you better the community? You surely do not better it by going on and on and on with your I’m right everyone else is wrong garbage. How you ever attended a North Point Community Meeting or any other community meeting? HYPOCRITE.
Jenn September 26, 2012 at 05:27 PM
no one here is engaging you. they are mourning the loss of two dear people. I have received many reply letters back. i received one last week regarding a different safety issue in the North Point area. Seems you are doing something wrong.
scott j September 26, 2012 at 05:30 PM
i second that jenn,al day you had the soap box enough today,leave it be the attention you want will not be given,you have opened up your mouth too much you need to do some community service to correct the problems that you say that road is dangerous,if you want answers go to the people that will give them to you, you want an audience,you won't get one here
Observer September 26, 2012 at 05:33 PM
O-M-G! I cannot even believe the comments on this page and I cannot even believe they have remained on here for so long. What is wrong with people???? Al Day, you have contradicted yourself NUMEROUS times, you look and sound like an @$$! You are a complete F*cktard! And yes, I use profanity because no other "G rated" word would even do justice in describing you and your lack of respect for people grieving. "This Jen character?" Are you freaking serious? This Jen character is someone who is going through unthinkable pain right now. Regardless of their actions, they left people behind who have to find a way to move on without them. Bringing attention and some sort of awareness is one thing. Getting out there and helping and trying to make your neighbor a safer place is one thing. To blatantly disrespect and poke at people for a response is horrible. I have sons. And yes, I do the very best I can to teach them right but that is all I can do. I hope and pray I do it right. With that being said, I have no choice but to leave it to them to make the best decisions. People make mistakes. Unfortunately, two people lost their lives and leave behind unimaginable pain and suffering. Judging by your comments, I can only imagine the qualities you have instilled in your children and it is people like you...who think and act like YOU...that make this world such a nasty and hateful place. I hope for your sake your children don't ever make a mistake.
Observer September 26, 2012 at 05:36 PM
It cut me off! I would like to say in closing...To think you could be so hateful and throw out such unbelievable comments during a time like this is just awful. If you are really that concerned about your safety, you would be out there, doing something about it...not personally attacking families of friends dealing with a horrific tragedy. I have flagged ALL of your comments as inappropriate and sent an email to the patch editor and also to numerous individuals at the Dundalk Eagle as well. I hope these families can find some sort of way to nail you with harassment. To Luke and Ed's family and friends: I am so terribly sorry for your loss. I hope in your own time and in your own way, you will be able to find some sort of peace with this and find a way to move on. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless!
Stephanie Wiatrowski Davis September 26, 2012 at 05:39 PM
This is a rural country type road, that winds & bends. There are deer, fox, raccoon, squirrel & many other animals that live in the woods & cross the roads at their leisure. Anyone that's ever traveled the road is aware of the bends & is aware of the danger if taken too fast. That's why these things are called accidents.. It's not meant to happen. I personally don't want guard rails...This road winds through Black Marsh & this is what makes it so beautiful. If we have guard rails & such...next thing it will look like a highway, or a city street.
Wendy Keller September 26, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Thanks Stephanie, I would be glad to join in on the prayers..Rest in peace and strength sent to both families during this trying time.
Junksmasher September 26, 2012 at 07:44 PM
katrina doyle September 26, 2012 at 08:13 PM
unreal. everyone has no one to blame for al day's remarks. he is saying what he wants. dont like it, then dont respond and feed the fuel.
Michelle Schuman September 26, 2012 at 09:00 PM
I agree Katrina!! Ignore and "it" will go away! As for the two men who lost their lives, it doesn't matter if speed was a factor, death was the consequence. It's truly sad. I only knew Luke, but no matter what the reason that caused the accident, it happened, we can't change it and it won't bring them back. I hope that everyone that is struggling with the loss of Luke and Ed will find peace. Lukie had a smile that was amazing, I will keep his memory in my heart. My heart goes out to both grieving families. RIP Luke and Ed.
Kayla September 26, 2012 at 09:10 PM
Al Day you need a psych evaluation... Just let it go!
Carol September 26, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Words seem inadequate to express the sadness that is being felt in our community over the deaths of Luke and Eddie. May the love ones of these two young men find peace and comfort in their hearts and souls, and each other! May happy memories carry everyone through this sorrowful time. God be with the families of Luke and Eddie, and also the dearest friends that will be grieving too! Peace, Prayers and Blessings!
Trina September 27, 2012 at 12:40 AM
My prayers go out to Ed and all of the family members for both of the young men who lost their lives, I have worked at the Home Depot in Glen Burnie for many years and had the pleasure of knowing Eddie he was a great guy and we will miss him very much. No parent should ever have to bury a child its just not the order of things. May time, and god replace the sorrow in all of your hearts with all of the wonderful memories of the past that you were blessed to have had with him. Ed you are a wonderful man with a good heart may god be there with you and your family in this time of need. Trina (Glen Burnie Home Depot)
Junksmasher September 27, 2012 at 01:10 AM
Junksmasher September 27, 2012 at 01:11 AM
JAMES September 27, 2012 at 04:03 AM
to al day your comments are not needed here this is a news column you are free to not read it everyone else is commenting there condolences about the 2 that were killed it called grieving and some human beings unlike yourself choose to express it in different ways unless you were there or know the whole story like only few people you need to keep your comments to yourself there were more contributing factors to this and drinking WAS NOT one of them i know this for a fact because i was actually there afterwards
Elizabeth September 27, 2012 at 05:52 AM
As an emergency dispatcher and someone who knew one of the guys, this hurts. Truly, this breaks my heart into a million pieces. There are no perfect words just a sence of loss and grief... I wish I could make it better for everyone. Love and prayers to all of their family and friends. Life is short. Live more, love more... sleep sweet gentleman you will be missed.
Jennica September 27, 2012 at 02:55 PM
May the families & friends of Luke and Ed pull from God's strength today as he lifts two more Angels to his Glorious Kingdom for a bigger purpose, so they can everlasting smile on all of us left here on earth until we meet again...
Ann Zlotkowski September 27, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Touche' !
Al Day September 28, 2012 at 03:03 AM
Al Day September 28, 2012 at 03:21 AM
Please allow me to apologize for my statements that made so many so angry. My behavior was extremely inappropriate and lacked the respect my community deserves at this tragic time. It was a disruption and distracted others from mourning the death of loved ones. I now realize that nobody appreciated my arrogant and insensitive commentary. In the future, I have every intention of curbing my thoughtless remarks. I hope that we can work together as a community to convince the county to make the main road into our neighborhood a safer one to travel.
Kevin bowling September 28, 2012 at 12:55 PM
Ur a cunt wagon al day if I even c u or find out who u r I gonna kick u right in ur sack u don't even have a clue about lukie or how great of a soul he had so u can kiss my ass ur apologizeies mean shit
Tina Mason September 28, 2012 at 03:02 PM
They found the dear he was trying to avoid in the woods dead.
Friend of the family September 28, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Al Day -- Why don't you just let it drop and let all those that loved these boys alone. Just because there is a place to comment doesn't mean you HAVE to! Peace to all of you who lost those you loved.
Jeff September 28, 2012 at 06:09 PM
LOL....nice try Tina, and pigs have wings
Allison Gernhart September 29, 2012 at 10:14 AM
Luke was a wonderful person. Anyone's negative comments mean nothing to me or anyone that knew him. If you were at the viewing or at the funeral even an idiot could see that He had more people love him than I've ever seen in my life, So many WONDERFUL people in our community shed tears for two wonderful people who are no longer here. You are correct you do have the right to leave your opinion. But they are like A**holes everyone has one. Mine and everyone elses mean nothing to the negative comments left just as I assure you - yours means nothing to us. I will not waste my time backlashing anyone for theircomments...Luke was bigger and better than most people I know and he wouldn't want that. I love you Lukie......and my prayers go out to the Nelson Family.
Larry Soellner September 29, 2012 at 03:03 PM
I wish you were as smart as you think you are. Time and place for everything, that's just common sense.
bill September 29, 2012 at 05:55 PM
r.i.p. luke also folks be sure to visit thegsn.info for aspecial blog about him
rick pearson October 06, 2012 at 04:33 AM
rick pearson I had pleasure of knowing luke he was a great person brian said the best he was always there to lend a helping hand and had a smile on his face and as far as all the negative bs that people are leaving on here al day i do not know you be glad of that you sir are huge asshole and a prick I have not seen luke in a long time he will missed my sympathy goes out to both families in time of sorrow.
Brandon Browning March 29, 2014 at 11:55 PM
luke was my role model I use to look up to him and say I want to work as hard as he did I knew him a lot he was a great man r.i.p luke


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