PERRY HALL, MD – Maryland State Police are investigating a crash in which a pedestrian was struck and killed on Interstate 95 on Wednesday in White Marsh.
The victim has been identified as Aaron Reddy, 18, of Perry Hall.
Emergency personnel pronounced Reddy dead at the scene.
At about 10:45 p.m. on Wednesday night, state troopers responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle along southbound I-95 just prior to the White Marsh Boulevard exit. Upon arrival, troopers observed a black Honda Civic in the woods against a chain link fence, which runs parallel to the highway. Police determined the vehicle belonged to Reddy, who was found lying unresponsive in the travel portion of southbound I-95.
Authorities say Reddy left his Perry Hall home and proceeded eastbound on Joppa Road approaching I-95 when he exited the roadway and traveled for approximately 400 yards before striking a tree. His vehicle came to rest against a chain link fence. Police believe Reddy, who was alone in his car, exited his vehicle and entered the roadway on foot.
Witnesses told police they observed Reddy lying on the roadway before he was struck by oncoming traffic.
Troopers responded to the scene and investigators conducted interviews with witnesses who remained on the scene. Personnel from the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration responded to set up traffic detours while the road remained closed.
The investigation is ongoing at this hour.