NEWS RELEASE: Police investigating fatal crash on I-95 in Laurel
Howard County police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on I-95 this afternoon in Laurel, in which one person was killed.
Police were responding to a call for drug activity in a vehicle in the 9100 block of All Saints Road around 2:17 p.m., when the driver of the suspect vehicle suddenly accelerated and fled from the scene. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver drove onto northbound I-95 at Route 216. Preliminarily, investigators believe he tried to make an illegal U-turn into the southbound lane of I-95 at a high rate of speed, lost control and was struck by a tractor trailer.
The driver and passenger in the suspect vehicle were taken to the Shock Trauma in critical condition. The driver has died as a result of his injuries.
The driver of the tractor trailer was taken to Howard County General Hospital with minor injuries. A third vehicle was run off the road during the incident. The adult female driver was also taken to Howard County General Hospital with minor injuries.
The investigation is ongoing. I-95 southbound remains closed at Rt. 32 at this time.