I-95 crash in Harford County leaves 2 dead

ABINGDON, MD—Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal Thursday evening crash in Harford County that left two people dead.

The first victim has been identified as Dennis English, Jr., 45, of Baltimore. He was the operator and sole occupant of a 2013 GMC Terrain SUV involved in the crash.

The second victim has been identified as John Mastropietro, 64, of Ocean Port, New Jersey. He was the driver of a Subaru Forester SUV. Emergency personnel transported him to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore where he was pronounced dead by hospital personnel. Mastropietro was traveling with two other passengers in the vehicle, both of whom were injured.

The injured patients were also transported from the scene to Shock Trauma Center for medical treatment.

At just after 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, 2023, troopers responded to a two-vehicle accident on northbound I-95 at the 77.2 mile marker in Abingdon.

Witnesses told investigators that the GMC SUV was traveling at a high rate of speed when it lost control, crossed over two lanes, and overturned across the guardrail.

The Subaru Forester was traveling northbound on I-95 when it was struck head on by the GMC when it became airborne and overturned into the northbound lanes of I-95.

The cause and contributing factors involved in this crash remain under investigation.


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