Two people charged with manslaughter in fatal I-695 crash that killed six workers

UPDATE: Lisa Adrienne Lea has been taken into police custody. Original story below… TOWSON, MD—Two people have been charged for their involvement in a crash on I-695 that killed six construction workers in March. On June 5, 2023, a grand jury in Baltimore County returned criminal indictments charging Lisa Adrienne Lea and Melachi Duane Darnell Brown with six counts of […]

Maryland Flag lowered to half-staff to honor six highway workers killed in I-695 crash

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore has ordered the Maryland Flag to be lowered to half-staff effective immediately.  It will remain at half-staff until sunset on Friday, March 24, 2023. The flag is being lowered in honor of the six Maryland highway construction workers who were killed in Wednesday’s tragic accident on I-695. Rolando Ruiz, 46, of Laurel; Carlos Orlando Villatoro Escobar, 43, […]

Police identify six construction workers killed in fatal I-695 crash in Baltimore County

WOODLAWN, MD—Maryland State Police have identified the six highway workers that were killed in Wednesday afternoon’s fatal pedestrian crash on I-695 in Baltimore County. Emergency medical personnel from the Baltimore County Fire Department pronounced six contractual highway workers dead on the scene. The victims are identified as: Rolando Ruiz, 46, of Laurel Carlos Orlando Villatoro Escobar, 43, of Frederick Jose […]

Governor Hogan announces statewide flood response efforts

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan has directed Maryland state agencies to coordinate and work together to keep Marylanders safe and informed following Sunday’s severe weather, which included extensive and persistent rain, major flooding, and power outages in multiple locations throughout the state. Ellicott City in Howard County was particularly devastated by this weather event, which also included significant flooding in […]

Worker killed in White Marsh industrial accident

Emergency crews were on the scene of an industrial accident in White Marsh that left one worker dead on Saturday afternoon. At just after 2:30 p.m., paramedics responded to the 5200 block of Campbell Boulevard near the Nottingham Square shopping center. Initial reports indicate that a worker was struck by a steel beam. The worker has died from his injuries. […]