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3 Killed in Fatal Crash Off Interstate 83 Ramp

The crash was near the exit for Interstate 695, police said.

I-83 south to I-695 at 5:28 p.m. on May 13, 2014. (Credit: CHART)
I-83 south to I-695 at 5:28 p.m. on May 13, 2014. (Credit: CHART)

Three people were killed in a crash reported Tuesday afternoon between Interstates 83 and 695 in Baltimore County.

Before 4 p.m. on Tuesday, a citizen called police to report a vehicle off the road on I-83 south at the ramp to the Outer Loop of I-695, according to a report from Maryland State Police.

When troopers arrived, they found a passenger car broken into several pieces, the report stated. Three individuals were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

According to preliminary investigation, police said the vehicle was on the ramp from I-83 south when for unknown reasons it traveled from the highway into a heavily wooded area to the left of the road, where it eventually hit a large tree.

Due to the impact, the vehicle broke into several pieces, according to the report, which said that troopers were unable to determine whether the individuals were wearing seat belts because of the damage.

Police said it was unknown when the collision occurred, noting it was difficult to see the crash site from the road. The cause of the crash remains under investigation, and police were at the site collecting evidence and information Tuesday evening.

The bodies of the three individuals were being taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsies. Their identities will be released once they are confirmed by the medical examiner and next of kin has been notified, police said.

Two lanes on the ramp from I-83 south were closed for police investigation as of 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to transportation officials. Closures from the crash reportedly began at 3:34 p.m.

Kolo Jezdec May 14, 2014 at 06:25 AM
Maybe totally unrelated to this incident, but please stay off the phone when operating a motor vehicle (bicycle, as well)
Kathleen Miller May 14, 2014 at 08:41 AM
One of the ways people were trying to get around the accident heading south was getting off Padonia Road and proceeding to Falls road to travel south. I was doing this from 530-645 (that is how long it took from Hunt Valley) and when I finally reach Falls road heading south traffic started to move. Then a bunch a cars started to crawl. When I realized why to my horror, a bicyclist was hit by a car just around St Pauls school. It was pretty horrific. Do you have any details or can you find out any information on the condition of the cyclist? I cannot get the image of the victim out of my head and I have been praying for his recovery all evening. There were many people assisting him and the emergency vehicles were arriving on the scene as I was passing the scene. Auggh. Praying for a recovery.

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