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Two children remain in critical condition following I-95 crash near Edgewood

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Four people were injured, including two children from Abingdon who are in critical condition, in an accident on I-95 at Route 24 Monday morning.

Part of interstate highway was closed from about 4:45 a.m. until just after 8 a.m., according to Sgt. Torres at the Maryland State Police JFK Barrack on I-95.

Three vehicles were involved in the crash, Torres said. Of the four people injured, three were in one car.

The crash involved a 2007 Toyota Camry, which lost control while traveling north on I-95 and hit a tractor-trailer, according to an Maryland State Police media release issued around 3:30 p.m. Monday.

State Police said their preliminary investigation indicates the Toyota was merging into the northbound lanes of the interstate when the operator lost control and struck the side of a 2012 Frieghtliner tractor trailer that was traveling in the center lane of the three northbound lanes. The Camry went into a spin, struck a guardrail and came to rest in the center lane, where it was hit by a 2003 Cadillac DTS.

The operator of the Camry, Denia C. Weatherby, 36, of Abingdon, was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where she remains in critical but stable condition, according to State Police.

The right front seat passenger, Jessica L. Weatherby, 13, was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where she remains in critical condition, according to State Police.

The right rear seat passenger in the Camry, Marissa L. Weatherby, 7, was initially taken to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air and later transported the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where she remains in critical and unstable condition, according to State Police.

The driver of the Cadillac, John Dobson, 25, of West Grove, Pa., was  transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore with are believed to be non-life threatening injuries, according to State Police.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, Bryant Williams, 44, of Petersburg, Va., was not injured, State Police said.

The investigation is continuing. The State Police media release said the driver of the Camry "was apparently traveling too fast for the weather/wet road conditions," when she lost control of her vehicle.

Harford County emergency medical services, the Harford County Sheriff's Office and the State Police responded to the incident, according to State Police, who said the investigation is continuing with charges pending.

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

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