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Police identify victims in Fallston fatal accident

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Two people died and two others were seriously injured in a three-vehicle accident on Mountain Road near its intersection with Reckord Road in Fallston Tuesday morning.

One person died at the scene and another was transported to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air in "grave condition," according to Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Spokesperson Rich Gardiner. The person taken to Upper Chesapeake was in trauma arrest and later died.

The accident involved a Harford County Public Schools facilities vehicle, a Jeep and a GMC sport utility vehicle, according to Monica Worrell, spokesperson for the Harford County Sheriff's Office, which is handling the accident investigation.

The driver of the GMC Terrain, Ronald W. Buchholz, 46, of Essex, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Worrell. The driver of the school facilities vehicle, Donald Jones, 59, of Bel Air, died at Upper Chesapeake.

Two other people were injured in the three-vehicle accident, which occurred shortly after 10 a.m. near the three-way intersection of Reckord Road and Route 152 (Mountain Road).

Michael Euler Sr., 51, of Fallston, was driving the Jeep and was listed in stable condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore as of 1:30 p.m., according to Worrell.

The passenger in the school vehicle, David Walter Sr., 36, of Bel Air, was also listed in stable condition at shock trauma, she wrote in an email.

Those two were initially transported to shock trauma in critical condition, one by a Joppa Magnolia Fire Company medic unit and the other by Maryland State Police Medevac, according to Gardiner.

Extrication was required for two of the victims. It took rescue workers several hours to remove the body of Mr. Buchholz from the SUV, Worrell said.

Although the sheriff's office's investigation is continuing, Worrell said the school vehicle was on Route 152, headed toward Route 1, when investigators believe it crossed the double yellow line of the two-lane highway and struck the GMC, which was headed toward I-95, head on.

The Jeep was on Route 152 and also headed toward I-95, behind the GMC. Worrell said investigators are unsure how the Jeep became involved in the accident.

It is "too early to speculate," she added.

Euler, who is prominent in local political and business circles, has been involved in developing several residential and commercial projects in Harford County, most recently the Aumar Village Shopping Center at Routes 1 and 152 in Fallston, which is less than a mile from where Tuesday's accident occurred.

Check back with http://www.exploreharford.com for updates.

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