OCEAN CITY — A Cockeysville, Md. man arrested on manslaughter, vehicular homicide and dozens of other charges on Friday for a fatal collision on Coastal Highway remains behind bars this week without bond after a bail review hearing on Monday.
Around 1:15 a.m. last Friday, the Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) received a call about a reported drunk driver and a description of the vehicle. OCPD officers located the suspect’s vehicle, a white Lexus LX570, in the area of 59th Street and Coastal Highway and attempted to stop it.
According to crash investigators, the driver, later identified as Todd Pivec, 41, of Cockeysville, Md., failed to stop and continued southbound on Coastal Highway. OCPD officers briefly lost sight of Pivec’s vehicle according to police reports. Moments later, Pivec’s vehicle struck another vehicle heading south on Coastal Highway in the area of 46th Street.
The force of the collision caused the victim’s vehicle to become engulfed in flames. The victim, identified only as a 51-year-old male from Princess Anne, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim’s name is being withheld at the request of his family.