I-95 crash killed two drivers, injured trooper, two others

June 16, 2008|By Richard Irwin

State police at the John F. Kennedy barracks continue to investigate a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 near White Marsh early Saturday that claimed the lives of two drivers, one of whom was traveling south in the northbound lanes.

A state trooper was injured when he crashed his cruiser to avoid the vehicles while responding to the accident.

About 3 a.m., Shawn Christopher Miles, 21, of the 6400 block of Woodburn Ave. in Elkridge, Howard County, was driving a 1993 Chevrolet Blazer south in the northbound fast lane when his vehicle crashed head-on into a 2006 Hyundai Elantra driven by Gerald Lee Dorsey Jr., 31, of the 500 block of Dorsey Ave. in Essex.

Police said both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene and a passenger in each car was hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Police said Trooper Ryan McNeely, 24, was nearing the crash site when he tried to avoid the wreckage and hit the jersey barrier and the Elantra.

McNeely, who suffered neck and back injuries, was airlifted to Maryland Shock-Trauma Center. His condition was not available.

Police were attempting to learn from the passenger in Miles' vehicle where it got into the northbound lane of the interstate.

As of yesterday, 221 people had been killed on Maryland roads this year, compared with 209 for the same period in 2007, state police in Pikesville said.

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