Dundalk Man Dies in Harford County Crash

Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash that occurred this morning in Harford County.

The deceased are identified as Matthew Rockstroh, 36, of Dundalk and Bryan Frei, 44, of Jarrettsville.

Rockstroh was the operator of a Chevrolet Equinox involved in the crash. Frei was the operator of a Toyota Tacoma involved in the crash. They were both pronounced deceased on the scene.

Shortly before 8:30 a.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police Bel Air Barrack responded to Maryland Route 165 at St. Mary’s Road in Pylesville, Maryland for a report of a multi-vehicle crash.
According to a preliminary investigation, a 2014 Chevy Equinox, for unknown reasons, crossed over from the southbound lane into the northbound lane of traffic and crashed head-on into Toyota Tacoma.

The driver of the Chevy, a 36-year-old male, and the driver of the Toyota, a 43-year-old male, were declared deceased at the scene by Harford County emergency medical services personnel. There were no other passengers in either vehicle.

Route 165 was closed in both directions for about five hours following the crash.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

B.J. Joseph

Benjamin Joesph has covered news in Eastern Baltimore County since 2006. He started as a reporter with the original East County Times in 2006. He started East Baltco News and later Eastcountytimes.com in 2022.