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Lanham motorist killed in three-vehicle accident on I-95

By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun

1:37 PM EDT, June 21, 2013

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A Lanham motorist injured Thursday in a three-vehicle accident on Interstate 95 South that shut down all southbound lanes for about five hours has died from his injuries, Maryland State Police said Friday.

Police at the Golden Ring Barrack said preliminary investigation shows that Loran Hector, 50, was driving a Toyota Corolla on southbound I-95 when his vehicle either slowed or stopped in a travel lane. A Freightliner tractor trailer driving behind was unable to avoid the car and struck it, police said. Another vehicle, a Peterbilt truck, was also struck the Toyota, police said.

Hector was transported to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he died from his injuries, police said.

The Peterbilt truck overturned, blocking three lanes of traffic and spilling fuel onto the roadway. On Thursday the state Department of Transportation reported that lanes had been shut down around 4:30 a.m. Two lanes opened about 8:45 a.m., and the remainder of the road was opened around 10:45 a.m., state police said.

The incident remains under investigation, police said.