UPDATE: 1 Killed, 2 Seriously Injured in Kingsville Accident
Police confirmed that the two men injured were in stable condition at University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
UPDATE (Nov. 19, 3:14 p.m.)—Police have charged a driver involved in the accident with DUI. Find more details: UPDATE: DUI Charges in Fatal Kingsville Accident.
UPDATE (Nov. 16, 12:48 a.m.)—One man was killed and two were seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident in Kingsville Friday morning.
Police identified the person killed as 26-year-old William Strayer Jr. of an unknown address. The two men injured were in stable condition at University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center as of 11:40 a.m., according to Cpl. Cathy Batton, Baltimore County police spokeswoman.
Emergency crews responded at 6:07 a.m. to the intersection of Philadelphia Road and Bradshaw Road, where a Chevrolet pickup truck had struck a Mazda Protege head-on, according to Baltimore County police spokesman Cpl. John Wachter.
Investigators believe the truck was traveling west-bound on Philadelphia Road when it crossed the center line and struck the Mazda Protege that was traveling east-bound on Philadelphia Road from Pfeffers Road, Wachter stated in a release.
A man who was a passenger in the Mazda Protege was taken to Franklin Square Medical Center and pronounced dead. The man driving the Mazda Protege and the man driving the Chevrolet pickup truck were both taken by medevac to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, he stated.
Philadelphia Road, between Pfeffers Road and Bradshaw Road, closed in both directions Friday morning after the accident, and reopened before 10 a.m.
In January, an 84-year-old woman was killed in an accident less than two miles away along Philadelphia Road.
Nearby resident Heidi Wallace said accidents are frequent along that stretch of Philadelphia Road, mainly because of speeding.
"Kids fly down this road. You're just waiting to hear a crash," she said. "Right after we moved in 10 years ago, a couple of kids smashed an SUV. You couldn't even tell it was an SUV afterward. And we just had a boy on a bicycle hit right in front of our driveway."
Her daughter Allie Wallace suggested that more police patrolling Philadelphia Road may reduce speeding.
"I never see police shoot radar around here. We need it, especially at night," she said.
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