1 Killed, 5 Injured In I-95 Crash Into MDTA Vehicle Near HdG: Police
HAVRE DE GRACE, MD — One person died and five were injured in a crash on Interstate 95 in Harford County on Wednesday night, police said. The four-vehicle crash started with a sedan running into a vehicle operated by the Maryland Transportation Authority, according to officials.
Before 6:10 p.m., police said a 2020 Toyota Camry crossed into the left shoulder and hit the crash attenuator of a Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) vehicle as crews were readying to install road closure signs.
The Camry had driven onto the shoulder "for unknown reasons," according to police, who said the car then deflected into the side of a 2021 Lexus RX350 in the center lane, where the Camry's back passenger side was hit by a tractor-trailer.
For about 10 minutes, firefighters from the Susquehanna Hose Company said they worked to rescue one person who was trapped and found one person inside deceased.
Laila Jan, 45, who was driving the Camry, was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter to the University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, police said. She suffered serious injuries, according to the Susquehanna Hose Company.
Ehsan Ulhaq, 52, who was in the back seat on the driver's side, was pronounced deceased at the scene, according to authorities.
Two other passengers in the Camry as well as the driver and passenger of the MDTA vehicle were taken to area hospitals, officials said.
Maryland State Police is investigating the deadly crash, which prompted a five-hour closure of I-95 north. During the interim, drivers were detoured onto MD 155.