Four people were hurt Thursday morning when an SUV rammed the back of a truck doing work for BGE in eastern Baltimore County, police said.

Cpl. John Wachter said the crash occurred shortly before 7 a.m. at the intersection of Route 40 and Allender Road as the truck that belonged to a contractor working for the utility company was turning right onto Route 40 toward Harford County. The Kia SUV was heading east on Route 40 and hit the truck, Wachter said.

The driver and three passengers in the SUV were taken to area hospitals. One passenger who was first reported to have died was revived at Franklin Square Hospital and transferred to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where two others were being treated. A fourth person in the SUV was being treated at the Johns Hopkins Bayview trauma unit. The identities, ages and genders of the injured people were not yet available Thursday morning.

Three people in the truck refused medical treatment at the scene of the accident.

Police shut down a short stretch of Route 40 between Allender and Days Cove Road as a result of the accident.

Arthur.hirsch@baltsun.com