I-95 southbound lanes free after deadly pile-up nearby Laurel

A multivehicle pile-up on I-95 in Maryland sealed lanes on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. (NBC Washington/Brad Freitas)
A multivehicle pile-up on I-95 in Maryland sealed lanes on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019.
(NBC Washington/Brad Freitas)
I-95 backup after crash
Traffic on southbound I-95 was during a delay nearby a Mile 36 marker.
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A multivehicle pile-up on I-95 in Maryland sealed lanes on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. (NBC Washington/Brad Freitas)

I-95 backup after crash

One chairman has died after a pile-up Thursday afternoon on Interstate 95 that close down partial of a highway nearby Maryland Route 216 in a Laurel area, military said.

It began, Howard County military said, when officers were called to a 9100 retard of All Saints Road only before 2:30 p.m. for a news of drug activity in a vehicle.

“However, when a officers began to approach, a motorist of a think car unexpected accelerated and fled from a scene,” pronounced Sherry Llewellyn, a military spokesperson.

Although military attempted to stop him, a motorist of that sedan proceeded onto northbound I-95 during 216. Police trust a motorist afterwards attempted to make a U-turn into a southbound lanes while speeding; a motorist mislaid control and a tractor-trailer strike a vehicle.

The motorist and a newcomer were taken to a sanatorium in vicious condition. That response compulsory a medevac helicopter alighting nearby a pile-up site. Police pronounced a motorist has now died from a pile-up injuries. The motorist of a tractor-trailer was taken to a sanatorium with teenager injuries, military added.

A third car was run off a road, and that motorist was also taken to a sanatorium with teenager injuries.

Effects on a afternoon commute

Police sealed I-95 southbound between Maryland routes 32 and 216 as military investigated. Cars that were stranded nearby a pile-up site were diverted onto northbound 95, pronounced WTOP Traffic contributor Dave Dildine.

And while a northbound lanes are open, he said, gapers’ delays are negligence down trade past a pile-up investigation.

The impact of this pile-up lasted into a dusk and miles divided — via Howard County, in northern Anne Arundel County and portions of top Montgomery County. The southbound lanes reopened around 8:30 p.m.

“This is a kind of trade occurrence that causes trade disruptions distant and far-reaching and, in some cases, distant private from a occurrence scene,” Dildine said.

WTOP’s Alicia Abelson contributed to this report.

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