Fatal car crash on Rt. 1

Rescue workers tend to the scene of a car crash on Route 1 in Elkridge Thursday, Oct. 25, in which three men traveling north on the road crashed into a tractor trailer. All three men died in the crash; the driver of the truck was uninjured. (Photo by Luke Lavoie / October 25, 2012)

Police have released the names of the three men killed in a car crash on Route 1 in Elkridge on Thursday morning after their vehicle collided with a tractor trailer.

Killed were Degly Ubaldo Monroy Melendez, 20, who police said was driving the car, and brothers Carlos Osorio, 25, and Oscar Osorio, 31. Police said Carlos was sitting in the front of the car and that Oscar was sitting behind him in the back. All three are from Hyattsville.

According to Howard County Police spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn, the Chevrolet Impala the men were in may have been traveling at a high rate of speed when it struck the trailer.

The driver of the tractor trailer, a 58-year-old man, wasn't injured.


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The accident occurred about 6 a.m. in the 7500 block of Route 1, near Meadowridge Road, Llewellyn said.

Police believe the Impala was travelling in the northbound lane when it struck the side of the tractor trailer as the truck was making a left-hand turn from the southbound lane across the northbound lane.

Route 1 south bound was reopened around 10 a.m., with north bound reopening a short time later.

Police will be releasing additional information as it becomes available.