UPDATED: Man Dies in Collision on Route 22
An accident shortly after 5 a.m. Thursday closed part of Route 22 in Aberdeen.
UPDATED (11:35 a.m.)—A man died Thursday morning after his car collided with a tractor trailer at the intersection of MD Route 22 and Beards Hill Road, according to a news release from the Aberdeen Police Department.
Robert Simmons, 47, of Aberdeen, had to be extricated from his sedan by members of the Aberdeen Fire Department. Simmons received treatment at the scene and was transported to Harford Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead by medical officials, according to Lt. Fred Budnick, a spokesman for the Aberdeen Police Department.
The tractor trailer was driven by Nelson Chambers, 38, of Mechanicsburg, PA, according to police. Chambers was not injured.
The accident took place at 5:09 a.m.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Members of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Crash Team and Commercial Vehicle Inspection Team are assisting in the investigation.
The accident happened in the area between Interstate 95 and U.S. Route 40, and is a busy roadway for commuters trying to reach Aberdeen Proving Ground.
Consider utilizing the Riverside or Havre de Grace exits on I-95, and accessing Route 40 from either MD Route 136 or MD Route 155.
Local travelers can use a detour of Route 22 West to Long Drive to Gilbert Road to Maxa Road to Beards Hill Road to Paradise Road to Route 22.
For instant updates, use the Patch traffic tab.
A Medivac helicopter flew over the area of Aberdeen High School around 5:30 a.m. and circled before landing at the scene, according to radio transmissions.
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