Six injured, highway shut down for 6+ hours after crash on I-95 in Harford County
ABINGDON, Md. (WBFF) - Six people, including two teens, were taken to hospitals overnight after a major, multi-vehicle crash that shut down I-95 in Harford County for 6 1/2 hours.
Five vehicles were involved in the crash, two of them tractor-trailers, reported Maryland State Police Tuesday afternoon.
The chain-reaction accident happened just before midnight June 18 in the area of Route 24 near Abingdon.
It began when a white 2011 Volvo tractor-trailer that was headed north on I-95 struck multiple vehicles, for unknown reasons, as it entered a construction zone with lane closures, according to the preliminary investigation.
The tractor-trailer's driver, John Terry Jr., 23, of Henderson, N.C., refused treatment at the scene. He was hauling roof shingles in the 53-foot trailer, said State Police.
The other vehicles struck include a 2008 black Honda Civic , a black Toyota Camry, a 2008 white International truck tractor-trailer and a white Nissan Sentra.
A 14-year-old girl in the Civic was taken to Johns Hopkins Pediatric Intensive Care Unit; two others in that car, both from Belcamp - Paul Manion, 39, and Angela Manion, 37 - were taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, respectively.
A 13-year-old girl from New Jersey, a passenger in the Camry, was also treated at Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. The driver of that car, 50-year-old Carla Ortiz from Chesilhurst, N.J., was taken to Johns Hopkins.
The driver of the Nissan Sentra, 23-year-old Cierra Wilder of Havre de Grace, was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
The driver of the International tractor-trailer - Bruce Hurst, 62, of Runnemede, N.J. - and his passenger, 27-year-old Lateesah Whitely, both refused medical treatment.
Traffic was diverted onto Route 24 for 6 1/2 hours as I-95 was closed to northbound traffic.
Charges are pending, said State Police.
Maryland State Police said they do not give out conditions for the victims.