(HALETHORPE, MD) – Troopers are continuing their investigation into Thursday’s early morning crash on I-95 near I-695 that has now claimed one life.
The deceased is identified as Loran R. Hector, 50, of the 9400-block of Worell Avenue in Lanham, Maryland. Hector was the driver of the Toyota Corolla. He was transported by ambulance to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he was later succumbed to his injuries.
The preliminary investigation indicated that for unknown reasons, the Toyota was slowing or stopping in the travel portion of southbound I-95. The Freightliner tractor was unable to avoid the Toyota and struck the vehicle on the left rear. The Peterbilt truck was not able to avoid the Toyota and struck it in the rear as well. The Peterbilt truck overturned which caused the vehicle’s fuel to spill onto the roadway. The Peterbilt truck blocked three lanes of traffic.
Due to the severity of the crash and the fuel leak involved, southbound I-95 was close during rush hour for approximately five hours. Two lanes of traffic were opened at approximately 8:45 a.m. and the remainder of the road was opened at approximately 10:45 a.m. Baltimore Police Department, Maryland Transportation Authority and State Highway Administration personnel assisted with the road closure and detours.
Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to contact the Maryland State Police, Golden Ring Barrack at (410) 780-2700. The investigation is continuing.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
Maryland State Police