UPDATE: (3:12 p.m.)— A 54-year-old man died and a second man sustained life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car in the Joppa area Monday.
Shortly before 9:25 a.m. two men—one 41, the other 54—were helping change a tire on a disabled vehicle on Mountain Road, Maryland Route 152, just past the exit from southbound Interstate 95 in Joppa, according to a release from the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company.
Maryland State Police said shortly after the crash that at least one of the men was a Maryland Transportation Authority worker, known as a vehicle recovery technician.
The two men were hit by another car as they helped, accoridng to the release. A 54-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel from Joppa-Magnolia.
A medevac helicopter was initially called for the other victim, a 41-year-old man, but heavy fog made flying conditions unsafe. He was instead taken by ambulance to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore and was in criticial condition.
Police closed a ramp to Mountain Road and multiple lanes of I-95 near the accident during the crash investigation.
No further details on the victims or vehicles involved were available as of 3:12 p.m.
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