Tow truck driver killed in I-95 crash

fatal-crashA tow truck driver was killed in an afternoon crash along Interstate 95 that snarled traffic on Thursday.

At about 12:30 p.m., Maryland State Police responded to a serious motor
vehicle accident involving a flatbed tow truck and a disabled tractor trailer, which was parked on the right shoulder of the highway.

The tow truck was traveling northbound on I-95 in the area of Bradshaw Road in the middle lane when it veered into the right
shoulder, hitting the trailer portion of a tractor-trailer.

The tow truck then became wedged under the truck, trapping the driver of the tow truck.

The passenger of the tow truck was ejected from the vehicle onto the right shoulder. The involved tractor-trailer was parked on the right shoulder.  The occupant stated that his vehicle had been parked, and that he had been in the sleeping area of the truck when the collision occurred.

The driver of the tow truck was flown to Shock Trauma where he succumbed to his injuries. The passenger of the tow truck was taken to Bay View Medical Center to be treated for his injuries.

The occupant of the tractor trailer was not injured.

Person struck, killed by train in Joppa

AmbulanceAuthorities are on the scene of a Friday morning crash involving a train in Joppa.

At about 11:30 a.m., reports indicate that a CSX train struck an individual in the area of Pulaski Highway near Joppa Farm Road.

Reports indicate that the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other details have been made available at this time.

Motorists should expect delays in the area.

Motorcyclist killed in Sunday morning I-95 crash

fatal-crashAuthorities say a motorcycle operator was killed in a crash along Interstate 95 on Sunday morning.

At about 7:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, emergency personnel responded to an accident on the ramp from I-95 north to the Inner Loop of I-695 in Baltimore County.

Maryland State Police arrived on the scene and found paramedics placing the downed rider in the rear of an ambulance. Troopers also found a badly damaged motorcycle, a 2007 Honda Sport Bike resting in the roadway. The rider, later identified as Benjamin Lovell Brabham, 30, of Baltimore County, was taken to Bayview Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities say Brabham was traveling north on the I-95 ramp to the Inner Loop of I-695 when he lost control of the motorcycle and was ejected. Brabham hit the pavement and suffered blunt force trauma as a result. He had been wearing an approved DOT helmet at the time of the crash.

There were no witnesses to the collision, so at this point there has been no determination of cause other then failing to control vehicle.

Any possible witnesses are asked to contact the Maryland State Police – Golden Ring Barrack at 410-780-2700.