Crash at Fort McHenry Tunnel injures 5, ties up traffic

September 18, 2005|By Liz Kay and Annie Linskey | Liz Kay and Annie Linskey,SUN STAFF

Five people - including a 10-year-old girl - were injured yesterday morning in a collision on Interstate 95 at Key Highway that tied up southbound traffic in the Fort McHenry Tunnel for hours, Maryland Transportation Authority Police said.

The crash occurred when Timothy Adam Home, 21, of Dallastown, Pa., emerged from the left tunnel and tried to cross three lanes of traffic to reach the right-hand Key Highway exit about 9:45 a.m., according to police spokeswoman Cpl. Pamela Thorne.

His car, a 2005 Suzuki, struck a 2001 Dodge driven by Tiffany Ann Moore, 33, of Brookhaven, Pa.

The impact pushed Moore's car off the road briefly before it returned to the highway and started to spin, Thorne said.

The Dodge was then struck by a 2003 Volvo tractor-trailer driven by James Robert Cazner, 38, of Louisberg-Greenbriar, W.Va.

Three passengers were thrown from the Dodge. They were identified as Davinn Moore, 33; Breanna Ferguson, 10; and David Moore, 52.

All were taken to area hospitals with injuries that were not life-threatening, Thorne said.

Tiffany Moore and a passenger in the Suzuki, Andrew Biasucci, 21, of Delta, Pa., later sought medical treatment for injuries that were not life-threatening, Thorne said.

Charges are pending against Home, she said.

Transportation Authority Police held traffic at the toll plaza so investigators could access the scene. They reopened the left southbound tunnel at 11:08 a.m. and the right tunnel at 1:45 p.m., Thorne said.

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