(June 28, 2019) A 41-year-old man arrested in connection with a deadly crash last Friday morning near the Satellite Coffee Shop on Coastal Highway was held without bond, according to the Maryland District Court.
Cockeysville, Maryland resident Todd Pivec, 41, who has a history of drinking and driving arrests, was charged with a host of offenses including manslaughter and homicide by motor vehicle while intoxicated, according to the Ocean City Police Department.
Officers received a phone call about a suspected drunk driver anresponded to the area of 59th Street, according to officials. Police attempted to make a traffic stop, but said the driver did not stop and “officers lost sight of the vehicle.”
Several moments later, police responded to reports of a two-vehicle wreck around 1:15 a.m. on 46th Street.
The suspected drunk driver hit the vehicle, which then became “engulfed in flames,” city officials said. Pivec’s vehicle hit a telephone pole, according to police. The victim was identified as 51-year-old Seifeldawla Mohamed Alfaki, of Princess Anne.
The investigation is ongoing, according to police.