A 61-year-old Roanoke, Va., woman was killed and four other people were injured today when a car northbound on Interstate 95 in Harford County crossed the median and struck a southbound car head-on.
The 10:30 a.m. accident closed the southbound lanes of I-95 at Mountain Road for about 90 minutes after the accident to clear the roadway during rescue operations and post-accident investigations. Two of the injured were flown by State Police Med-Evac helicopter to the Shock-Trauma Center in Baltimore.
State Police spokesman Chuck Jackson said none of the names of the dead and injured could be released pending notification of their families.
Jackson said the accident occurred when a car occupied by two women, both believed to be from the Baltimore area, veered from the highway's northbound lanes less than a quarter-mile north of the Mountain Road (Md. 152) interchange. The car crossed the median strip and entered the southbound lanes.
Their car was struck head-on by a southbound passenger car driven by a 61-year-old Roanoke, Va., woman who was traveling alone, Jackson said. The wreckage was then struck by a third passenger car, occupied by an elderly Florida couple.
The Virginia woman was taken by ambulance to Fallston General Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival, Jackson said.
The Baltimore women were flown to Shock-Trauma. Their conditions were not immediately known.
The Florida couple were taken by ambulance to the Fallston General Hospital, where they were listed in stable condition.
Jackson said it was not known what caused the northbound car to leave the highway and cross into oncoming traffic. The accident remained under investigation by State Police.