Man killed in three-vehicle crash near BWI Marshall Airport

Alcohol not believed to be a factor in crash involving 63-year-old Severn man

April 06, 2010|By Liz F. Kay | liz.kay@baltsun.com | Baltimore Sun reporter

A man was killed near BWI Marshall Airport early Tuesday morning after a three-vehicle collision, a Maryland Transportation Authority Police spokesman said.

MdTA Police responded at about 12:40 a.m. to a report of a crash on Aviation Boulevard between Amtrak Way and Stoney Run Road involving a Jeep Wrangler, an Isuzu Trooper and a BWI shuttle bus, said the spokesman, Sgt. Jonathan Green.

Based on preliminary reports, investigators believe the Jeep, which was headed southbound, veered into oncoming northbound traffic, he said, first striking the Isuzu trooper and then the bus, which was empty at the time.

The Jeep driver, Richard Haber, 63, of Severn was pronounced dead at the scene, Green said.

The spokesman said that alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash, and investigators are awaiting test results from the medical examiner's office for more information about what may have caused the collision.

The bus driver, Sheila Gardner, was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, Green said. She was treated and released, he said. The Isuzu driver, Maher Hassan Alzain, was not injured, he said.

The southbound and northbound lanes of Aviation Boulevard reopened to traffic by 5:40 a.m., Green said.

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