Bel Air Man Charged In Fatal Kingsville Crash

Police have charged one of the men seriously injured in an accident Friday morning.

Original report, , was published Nov. 16.

UPDATE (Nov. 19, 3:14 p.m.)—Police have charged a Bel Air driver involved in a Friday morning fatal two-vehicle accident in Kingsville. 

Brandon Nathaniel Gentry, 24, of the 1400 block of Loch Carron Way in Bel Air, was charged with two counts of driving under the influence, according to Baltimore County police spokeswoman Louise Rogers-Feher. 

The charges were not related to either alcohol or illegal drugs, according to Rogers-Feher. 

According to police, at 6:07 a.m. on Nov. 16, Gentry was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck westbound near the intersection of Philadelphia Road and Pfeffers Road in Kingsville. The truck then crossed the center line and collided head-on with a 2003 Mazda Protege. 

Gentry was seriously injured in the accident. The driver of the Mazda Protege, 44-year-old Patrick Mahlon McKinney, of the 1200 block of Primrose Avenue in Rosedale, was also seriously injured. Both "incapacitated" men were taken by medevac to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, according to Rogers-Feher. 

Police confirmed that both men were in stable condition by Friday at noon.

A passenger in the Mazda Protege, 26-year-old William Strayer Jr. of the unit block of Sweet Gum Court in Essex, was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident and was ejected from the car. He was taken to Franklin Square Medical Center and pronounced dead, police said. 

Nearby resident Heidi Wallace said accidents are frequent along that stretch of Philadelphia Road, mainly because of speeding. 

"Kids fly down this road. You're just waiting to hear a crash," she said. "Right after we moved in 10 years ago, a couple of kids smashed an SUV. You couldn't even tell it was an SUV afterward. And we just had a boy on a bicycle hit right in front of our driveway." 

Her daughter Allie Wallace suggested that more police patrolling Philadelphia Road may reduce speeding. 

"I never see police shoot radar around here. We need it, especially at night," she said. 

Are you concerned about safety on Philadelphia Road? Tell us in the comments.

Ashley November 20, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Well he was certainly high on something. We know that much from what he was charged with.
Suave November 20, 2012 at 07:19 PM
10 bucks this is Brandons girlfriend defending him.
Anonymous November 20, 2012 at 07:26 PM
You don't know anything.
Suave November 20, 2012 at 07:31 PM
You need to learn to not date criminals.
Ashley November 20, 2012 at 07:33 PM
Yeah, I'm sure the police don't either.
Concerned citizen November 20, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Finally, someone with some intelligence. He chose to make these decisions. Why should we feel sorry for him? MOST IMPORTANTLY, he took a human life which is irreplaceable. I hope he suffers too.
Concerned citizen November 20, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Yes you are right. The patch and the police are lying because they want to see an upstanding citizen of Bel Air punished for no reason. Keep defending him, it just makes you look stupid, sweetie,
Kelly November 20, 2012 at 08:42 PM
Physically ill ?!?!?! How about the family who lost their innocent loved one? I bet they are physically ill, and will be for a very long time. Yes, we might not know Brandon, but his record speaks for itself, and yes he has been a very, very bad person. No, don't know all the details, but we are smart enough to know he was absolutely in the wrong, has been given way too many 2nd chances, and now deserves to sit in jail, hopefully for a very long time!!! You are making me sick by defending him, you must be just as high as he was. Otherwise I can't even imagine a person in their right mind would even defend him at this point.
Userfu November 20, 2012 at 10:16 PM
@suava I et your perfect aren't you you make no mistake fuck that people make mistake and people do chane it's people like you who are small minded and are fuckin our county up none of there asshole know Brandon he has a good heart and as a teenager he made mistake like most people do this is an unfortunate accident and I do feel bad someone lost there life but let's not forget had the other person been following the law and had their seatbelt on maybe they wouldn't of been thrown from the car how does a father allow his son to drive without a seat belt none of your are focused on that just bringing down Brandon he ovb feels bad he's a human not a monster like some of you are trying to make him out to be
Ashley November 20, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Really?? You're going to try and manipulate this so the dead guy is to blame? No. Just no. That's not how that works. Your friend is 24 years old and has charges from 2006-2010. That's more than making a few teenage mistakes. Grow up and realize that your friend is a screw up who killed someone with this "mistake".
Guy2 November 20, 2012 at 11:23 PM
Yea but has the other person had a seatbelt on it may have been a different out come last time I checked the law in the state of Maryland says all occupants need to have a seat belt on and if this was your loved one on Brandon's position I'm sure your outlook would be complexity different its so easy to point fingers your not perfect no one on here is all y'all need to get off your high horse
Ashley November 20, 2012 at 11:25 PM
My cousin paralyzed a woman while driving drunk. He's a POS who should have done jail time, but didn't. So no, I would not be thinking differently.
thomasrunmember November 20, 2012 at 11:54 PM
You can seriously go screw yourself. Don't you dare try to justify a person dying because of a SEATBELT. Maybe if the person driving the truck wasn't all messed up on drugs (illegal or not) and didn't crash into the oncoming car then it wouldn't have even mattered if they had their seatbelt on or not. You are sick and twisted and you don't deserve the brain (or lack thereof) that you have. You are probably Brandon himself or his friend and in that case your opinion and argument is VOID.
thomasrunmember November 20, 2012 at 11:55 PM
We are not on "high horses" we have morals, COMMON SENSE and apathy. You are a cold, heartless, POS.
Suave November 21, 2012 at 12:13 AM
Absolutely not. Hey Brandon, if you werent messed up on drugs, YOU WOULDNT HAVE CROSSED THE YELLOW LINE AND KILLED SOMEONE. There is obviously no remorse on Brandons end if people are more concerned about the person who made a bad decision an didnt wear a seatbelt and now lost their life. I am not perfect but I do not live a life of crime or drug abuse. Following the law? Pretty sure the law says not to cross yellow lines.
thomasrunmember November 21, 2012 at 12:19 AM
Pretty sure the law says not to take prescriptions that aren't yours or drive on them either. At 6am.
Life November 21, 2012 at 12:29 AM
Ok, I had enough. I am a personal friend of the person Brandon KILLED. I do know the facts of what happen and do know that he was on something. SO ask yourself, How would you feel if someone you know was KILLED by someone so selfish as Brandon? Brandon will have to live with this the rest of his life (if he cares). But by the way his record looks, he doesn't. How do you fall alseep at 6:00 in the morning heading to work? REALLY? So as BRANDON was being released from the hospital, family and friends were attending Brain's FUNERAL. SO how does that make you feel for the ones that are defending BRANDON? Someone such as Brandon is a heartless person and had no care for anyone's safety. It does not matter if Brian had a seat belt on, because it would not of help. When Brandon crossed the double line and driving in the wrong lane, Do you think that would have matter on a head on collision? No!!!! Brandon had a full size truck and hit a 4 door sedan vehicle, No comparsion. So, I am going to be that person who will be in the court room when the judge will ask, "Does anyone have anything to say to the Defendant", I will be that person with a lot to say. Just remember everyone, we all have a past and sometimes the past will always lead to your future. Brandon your past sure did lead yours. RIP Brian........
anonymous November 21, 2012 at 02:09 AM
Everyone on here that is defending Brandon:how would you feel if that was your son or daughter that was killed,would it still be as simple as "he should have been wearing his seatbelt". Someone lost their life because of Brandon and its as simple as that! He will end up back in prison where he deserves to be and will hopefully stay there this time around!
Kelly November 21, 2012 at 03:47 AM
I'm really afraid to be out on the roads now with all of these Brandon "supporters". The ONLY reason I could see ANYONE defending this low-life is if they too were about as drugged out as Brandon was. If you think he just made a mistake and doesn't deserve our disgusting words, then you are about as guilty as he is. I guess you are just trying to defend your drug infested actions too! Get a life! Especially before you take a life too!
Carol November 21, 2012 at 12:59 PM
Another reason why they should ban drinking!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT KILLS!
Ashley November 21, 2012 at 02:59 PM
They tried that once, Carol. It didn't work out very well. The problem isn't drinking. The problem is people being irresponsible about it. Banning things isn't the solution, educating people about being responsible and properly punishing those who aren't being responsible with it is what needs to be done.
Tanya Emkey November 21, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Brian wasn't wearing a seat belt but he wasn't ejected either. The whole passenger side of the car was demolished. Seat belt or not he would not have lived because a littel4 door sedan was hit HEAD ON by a pick up truck. However the piece of crap "friend" of all those that have posted above did live and apparently this type of behavior is a pattern for him. You can defend him all you want the fact of the matter is he took medication and got behind the wheel of a truck and killed a 26 yr old man that was going to work. Defending someone like this puts you in the same catagory...SCUM! Brian was a close friend, and loved by all that knew him. He was just married and enjoyed everything that life had to offer. While your "Friend" will most likely get a slap on the wrist and released to continue his vicious cycle, those that knew and loved Brian will be left with an empty hole. His wife is now a widow. Before you post your comments you should think about how you would feel if the shoe was on the other foot.
JDK November 21, 2012 at 04:49 PM
I think someone needs to hold the courts responsible for letting Brandon off so many times. Had Brandon been punished correctly and not slapped on the wrist maybe he would have been in jail and not on the road to kill Brian. I am not saying that this is the courts fault but they really need to start cracking down on these people and not slapping them on the wrists.
thomasrunmember November 21, 2012 at 07:59 PM
Agreed. He is a non functioning member of society -- he has proved that numerous times with his behavior and lack for care of the consequences.
Sean November 21, 2012 at 10:51 PM
"One of my best friends" there fixed that for you. And for anyone that didn't go to high school with Brandon Gentry let me just set the record straight- he was the biggest piece of shit that went to C. Milton. Period. Was always picking fights, robbing people, selling drugs to kids you name it. He is a despicable waste of a human being and him being locked up forever would be a step forward for all of humanity.
Sean November 21, 2012 at 10:58 PM
Wow the grammer displayed above is pathetic, and I'm guessing you're the kind of idiot that chilled with Gentry. Guess what, the kids a piece of shit and is going away for along time. And guess what? The community should be rejoicing that he is off the streets. What if he killed you, your mom, dad, or someone you cared about. You'd be singing a different tune.
Sean November 21, 2012 at 11:07 PM
Really? Trying to blame Gentry getting high on Oxy and nodding out at the wheel at 6am and killing someone on the guy who wasn't wearing a seatbelt. Guess what Gentry is going to jail for along time and we should all be jumping for joy since that piece of shit wont be walking the streets anymore. His Mommy can't get him off this time.
Carol November 22, 2012 at 12:18 AM
Thank You Ashley you are right.
Snicole22 November 23, 2012 at 09:24 PM
Thank you Another Concerned Citizen.. Those are some facts for you people, defending a man who took a life...why? Because he was high. And those are FACTS. Little Brian is my cousin, my family. And because someone did something as selfish and senseless as get high and drive, we no longer have him in our lives. I truly hope the justice system does not fail us this time. This was one of the hardest times in our lives...I hope the state makes it one of Brandons as well. RIP cuz I love you.
Snicole22 November 23, 2012 at 09:26 PM
Thank you "Life". I am one of Brians many cousins and I truly appreciate the words you speak.


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