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Driver of SUV killed after hitting tractor and trailer on I-95

Rain and fog made road conditions treacherous early Saturday, officials said

By Ian Duncan and Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun

2:53 PM EST, December 8, 2012

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The driver of an SUV was killed after the vehicle hit a tractor and trailer on I-95 near Aberdeen, Maryland State Police said.

The accident happened around 8 a.m. Saturday and the ramp from I-95 to Route 22 was closed while troopers investigated. No other details about the incident were immediately available.

Rain and fog could have contributed to several crashes in the Baltimore area that occurred over about three hours early Saturday, a spokeswoman with the State Highway Administration said.

Several accidents from about 7 a.m. through about 10:30 a.m. caused road or lane closures, said Lora Rakowski, the spokeswoman.

An 8:40 a.m. crash on southbound I-795 at I-695 was cleared several minutes later. A portion of the outer loop of I-695 at Route 140 was shut down for a short period, then three left lanes on the beltway's outer loop at Falls Road were blocked at 9:15 for about 20 minutes.

In Anne Arundel County, a ramp on eastbound Route 100 to Route 97 was shut down for about a half hour at 9:45 a.m. after a car overturned on the ramp. And at 10:30, two left lanes on southbound I-97,  just past the Dorsey Road exit, were blocked for about a half hour.

"Drivers should always be obeying the speed limits and concentrating on driving, but during inclement weather it's important to remember that the posted speed limits are for ideal weather conditions," Rakowski said.

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