Top 5 Stories: Alderman Resigns and a Fatal Car Crash

Here's a quick look back at the biggest headlines of the week in Annapolis.

No. 1—Annapolis Woman Dies After Crash in Odenton
A 27-year-old Annapolis woman died from injuries sustained in a crash Sunday night on Annapolis Road in Odenton, according to Anne Arundel County police. Danielle Stitely died at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. The driver of the other car involved in the accident reportedly fled the scene.

No. 2—Ward 5 Alderman Resigns From City Council
Alderman Mathew Silverman (D-5th Ward) resigned from office citing new responsibilities associated with his job at the Department of Justice. His resignation will not trigger a special election because it's within 15 months of the next city election. The central committee for his political party will appoint a replacement.

No. 3—Charges Pending Against Man Who Crashed Into Off-Duty Ambulance
Annapolis police are waiting on the results of a blood test before deciding whether to file charges against an Edgewater man who crashed his car into an off-duty ambulance Saturday morning. Police said Christian Daniel, 20, of Edgewater, was traveling west on Route 665 at 4:40 a.m. on Saturday when he failed to merge. Police suspect alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the accident.

No. 4—Alderman Withdraws Controversial Parking Law
An ordinance that would have restricted where Annapolis homeowners could park their cars and boats has been withdrawn due to strong public opposition. Arnett proposed the ordinance in October, which limited the storage of any motorized vehicle "to garages, streets, or city authorized driveways or parking lots within a residential zoning district."

No. 5—Navy Football Player Severely Injured in Car Accident
A Navy football player is in critical condition after he was involved in a serious automobile accident on Thanksgiving night near his home in Miami, according to Navy Sports. Freshman Ralph "Rafi" Montalvo, Navy's third-string quarterback, was the passenger in a single-vehicle accident. He remains in a medically induced coma at Kendall Regional Medical Center in Miami.



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