Two Killed, Two Injured In High-Speed Crash On I-95 Exit 77 In Abingdon


Credit: Elizabeth Janney/ Patch

HARFORD COUNTY - A tragic incident unfolded around 6 p.m. on Thursday on the I-95 exit 77 at MD-24 in Abingdon when a car crash claimed two lives and injured others.

According to police, the incident involved a Subaru Forester driven by John Mastropietro and a GMC Terrian driven by Dennis English Jr., which, after losing control and crossing two lanes, flew off the road, rolled over the guardrail, and hit Mastropietro's vehicle head-on.

Investigators are looking into all potential causes, such as speeding or possible impairment.

The passengers in the Subaru, Denise Berlin, 60, and Jade Mastropietro, 26, both hailing from Ocean Port, New Jersey, were rushed to Shock Trauma due to their injuries.


Dennis English Jr., 45, from Baltimore, and John Mastropietro, 64, also from Ocean Port, lost their lives in the crash. Mastropietro was declared dead upon arrival at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

The incident led to the closure of all lanes of I-95 in both directions to facilitate the landing of a Maryland State Police helicopter.

By 10:20 p.m. on Thursday, all lanes of I-95 North had been reopened.

Maryland State Police continue to investigate the incident.

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