UPDATE 9/28/2018 9 p.m.- (GLEN BURNIE, Md.) — Maryland State Police are investigating a multi-vehicle crash in which one person died and four others were injured Friday morning in Anne Arundel County.
At about 1:30 a.m., troopers from the Glen Burnie Barrack responded on a report of a three-vehicle crash on southbound I-97 at Quarterfield Road. According to a preliminary investigation, a blue Hyundai Elantra and a black Mercury Sable were involved in a crash in the middle lane of the road.
The driver of the Elantra, along with the passenger of the Sable, both males, got out of their respective vehicles after the initial crash. A Hyundai Accent then crashed into both vehicles and also struck both pedestrians who had previously exited their respective vehicles.
The driver of the Elantra, identified as Marion Jordan, 74, of Edgewater, Md., was declared deceased at the scene. The driver of the Accent, a female, was taken to University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center for treatment of her injuries. The passenger of the Sable, along with the vehicle’s driver, a female, and a 1-year-old girl who was also in the vehicle, were transported by ambulance to Shock Trauma for treatment of their injuries.
According to investigators, alcohol and drugs are not contributing factors in either crash. The road was closed from the time of the crash until about 5:50 a.m. on Friday.
The cause of both crashes remain under investigation.
On September 28th at 1:30 a.m. firefighters responded to a motor vehicle collision with the reports of persons ejected from their vehicle in the area of southbound I-97 between Route 100 and Quarterfield Road. Firefighters arrived on the scene to locate a motor vehicle collision involving three vehicles. Information provided by witnesses to paramedics indicated that there were two separate accidents, with several patients being struck by an auto while they were outside of their vehicles following the first accident.
One patient was declared deceased on the scene by paramedics. The age and gender of the patient with fatal injuries is not available. Two adults involved in the first accident, a male and female estimated to be in their 40s, were reportedly struck by an auto after they exited their vehicle following the first accident. Paramedics transported both patients to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. The male patient was suffering from critical, life-threatening injuries and the female patient was suffering from injuries that were serious, but not apparently life-threatening.
Paramedics also transported an infant female, estimated to be approximately 18-months old, from the same vehicle to the University of Maryland Medical Center with apparently minor injuries. A 26-year-old female driver of another vehicle was transported to Baltimore Washington Medical Center with minor injuries. The Maryland State Police is the primary investigating agency.
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