Three people were killed Friday after a car lost control on a curve and crashed into a milk truck in Phoenix, Baltimore County police said.
A Volkswagen Jetta was traveling northbound on Jarrettsville Pike when it crossed the center line into the path of the truck, police said.
The Jetta overturned on its left side. The truck struck a tree and remained upright, but its tanker turned on its left side, police said.
The crash occurred at 6:09 a.m. in the 12600 block of Jarrettsville Pike, just north of the intersection with Dulaney Valley Road.
Two men in the Volkswagen — driver Daniel Kenneth Jagodzinski, 46, of the 8000 block of Del Haven Road in Dundalk; and front-seat passenger Keith Sheldon Weimer Jr., 24, of the 8000 block of Stratman Road in Dundalk — were pronounced dead on the scene.
A third man in the Volkswagen, rear-seat passenger Justin Christian Malone, 25, of the 200 block of Charter Oak Place in Bel Air, was taken by ambulance to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center with life-threatening injuries and was later pronounced dead, just after 12:30 p.m.
The driver of the truck, Timothy Shawn Fitzgerald, 43, of the unit block of Goram Road in Brogue, Pa., was taken to Sinai Hospital but was later discharged.
Police said they do not believe alcohol was a factor.