9758 Ocean Gateway
Berlin, Maryland 21401


CASE # 09-96-003970

DATE & TIME: 06/26/2009 @ 0226 hours

LOCATION: W/B US 50 on the Harry Kelley Bridge, Worcester County, MD

VEHICLE #1. 2006 Chevrolet Silverado, MD Reg: 46S434
OPERATOR #1. Daniel Matthew Bren, 34 YOA, Berlin, MD

BICYCLIST #1. Maxim Matuzov, 20 YOA, Ocean City, MD

BICYCLIST #2. Edward Joseph Zisk, 41 YOA, Ocean City, MD

On 06/26/2009 at 0226 hours, Troopers from the Maryland State Police Berlin Barrack were dispatched to US 50 on the Harry Kelley Bridge for a hit and run accident. Investigation revealed that a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado being operated by Daniel Bren of Berlin, MD was traveling in Lane #2 of W/B US 50 on the bridge when he came upon two bicyclists who were traveling in the roadway. Vehicle #1 struck the bicyclists from behind ejecting both bicyclists from their bicycles. Maxim Matuzov sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, MD for treatment. Edward J. Zisk, of Ocean City, MD, was ejected from his bicycle and came to rest in Lane #1 of W/B US 50. As a result of injuries sustained in the collision, Mr. Zisk was pronounced deceased at the scene. Mr. Bren failed to remain at the scene of the collision. A motorist who observed the collision followed the Chevrolet Silverado providing updates to police about the suspect vehicle’s location. The vehicle was subsequently stopped by a Maryland State Trooper. Mr. Bren was found to be operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. As a result, Mr. Bren was placed under arrest and charged with numerous criminal and traffic offenses. These offenses include negligent homicide by motor vehicle while under the influence, driving under the influence of alcohol, and failing to remain at the scene of an accident involving the death of another. He was taken before a Worcester County District Court Commissioner where he an initial appearance was held. The immediate disposition of that appearance is not known at this time. The Maryland State Police CRASH Team responded to the collision scene and assisted with the investigation. Additional assistance was provided by the Ocean City Police Department, Ocean City Fire Department, and the Maryland State Highway Administration.

ASSISTED BY: Sgt. Rickard, TFC Ramey, Tpr. Dadds
Approving Duty Officer:
Commander: Lt. E. Starner
Assistant Commander: 1/St. D. Sharp

Detective Seargent: D/Sgt. Klebon