On Wednesday afternoon in Baltimore County, a car slammed into a construction zone on I-695, killing six people, according to the Maryland State Police.
Around 12:40 p.m., Adrienna Lea, 54, of Randallstown, the driver of a grey Acura, attempted to change lanes, according to Maryland State Police.
According to authorities, an Acura changed lanes and struck the front corner panel on the passenger side of a Volkswagon that was stopped in the middle of the road due to a mechanical issue.
Lea lost control as a result, according to the police. According to a preliminary investigation, the vehicle continued to travel between temporary obstacles, striking numerous construction personnel before flipping over.
Lea survived and was transferred to a nearby trauma facility, where, as of Wednesday night, she was being treated, according to the police. According to police, nobody else was in the automobile when the collision occurred.
State police identified the Volkswagen’s driver as 20-year-old Windsor Mill resident Melachi Brown. He reportedly did not report any injuries to the police.
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The Maryland State Police Crash Unit is looking into the crash. Identification of the victim is pending notification of the next of kin.
The Maryland Department of Transportation warned drivers to avoid the area since specific I-695 lanes ahead of Exit 17 remain closed.
“I am praying for the family,” Bridget Brown, whose son was on the highway during the wreck, told CBS Baltimore. “My son was only a few cars back. It could have been my son. I just thank God it is not him.”
Johnny Olszewski, the county executive of Baltimore, sent his condolences to everyone who was a part of the fatal collision.
“On behalf of all the residents of Baltimore County, we offer our sincere condolences to the families, friends, and loved ones of those who have lost their lives in today’s tragic crash and my prayers remain with those injured in this horrific incident,” he tweeted.
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For almost 4 years, Jason Martin has been a freelance writer for newspapers, journals, blogs, books, and online material. He covers the most recent news as well as many other topics.