Man Killed; One Injured in Tractor-Trailer Accident in Parkton, MD

January 5, 2019
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Maryland State Police
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car, Semi-Truck
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), Non-life-threatening injuries (1)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Overturned vehicle caused second accident between SUV and semi-truck that was rear ended by SUV

What Happened

Maryland State Police are investigating a crash that killed one man and seriously injured another in Parkton, MD on January 5th, 2019. Officials say an overturned vehicle led to a second accident in which an SUV rear-ended a semi-truck that was slowing to avoid the overturned vehicle. The driver of the SUV, who was trapped in the vehicle after impact, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the overturned vehicle was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the semi-truck refused medical treatment at the scene.

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