Maryland State Police identify three victims in fatal Harford County crash

UPDATE: A fourth person involved in this crash has now died.

Original story below…


BEL AIR, MD—A Joppa couple was among three people killed in a fatal Monday afternoon crash in Harford County.

At just after 1:30 p.m., troopers responded to US Route 1 at Rock Spring Road in Bel Air for a report of a two-vehicle head-on crash. According to the preliminary investigation, a Toyota Rav4 was travelling northbound on the Route 1 Bel Air Bypass. As the Toyota was traveling over the Route 924 overpass, the driver, a 54-year-old female from Bel Air, attempted to pass another vehicle, when her vehicle crossed into the southbound lane and crashed into a Honda Civic.

The Toyota rolled on its side and caught fire. Three state troopers arrived on scene before firefighters or EMS personnel. The troopers used their state police-issued fire extinguishers to slow the fire, then entered the vehicle and pulled out the three victims. One of the Toyota victims, Mary Catherine Blosse, 73, of Bel Air, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and another 53-year-old female, were flown to Shock Trauma for treatment of their injuries.

The driver and the passenger of the Honda, Craig Charles Faunce, 34, and Allison Mae Faunce, 35, both of Joppa, were pronounced dead at the scene. Route 1 was closed for about four hours in both directions after the crash.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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