According to Maryland State Police, six persons were killed when a passenger car entered a construction zone on the Baltimore beltway and struck workers there on Wednesday.
Around 12:40 p.m., police officers responded to a work zone on Security Boulevard and Interstate 695 in the Woodlawn neighborhood, for a reported pedestrian accident, according to a press release from the police.
According to authorities, six employees were pronounced dead at the scene by emergency medical services, and the car’s driver was brought to the University of Maryland Medical Center’s Shock Trauma Center.
According to the preliminary inquiry, the car struck several workers before flipping over for an unknown cause after pulling between the work zone’s jersey walls. According to police, the driver’s identity is unknown.
The accident caused traffic to back up along the west side of the highway that rings the city and shut down the beltway in both directions for several hours. The Baltimore County Fire Department officials described the collision as “very serious” and advised motorists to avoid the area.
Executive of Baltimore County Johnny Olszewski described the occurrence as horrible.
He tweeted his sympathies to the families, friends, and loved ones of those who perished in today’s awful incident.
The accident’s cause is still being looked into.
Before notifying the deceased’s next of kin, police withheld the names of those who were slain.
Major crash on 695 in Baltimore Co.
All lanes in the outer loop are closed prior to the Security Bvld exit.
Traffic is slowly getting by on the inner loop before Liberty Rd. @wjz pic.twitter.com/cFCYUlPaxq
— Avajoye Burnett (@AvajoyeWJZ) March 22, 2023