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Forest Hill man identified in fatal Route 1 crash Monday

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A 20-year-old Forest Hill man was killed in a two-vehicle accident that shut down Route 1 between Kingsville and Fallston for most of Monday morning.

Austin Robert Lentz, of Keeneland Court, was identified Monday afternoon as the man killed in the crash, Maryland State Police said in a press release.

The crash was reported at 6:55 a.m. in the vicinity of Bel Air Golf south of Reckord Road in Harford County.

The road was re-opened at 1:30 p.m., according to State Police.

The investigation determined Lentz was driving north alone in a 2012 Ford Mustang while the driver of a 2003 Ford F-550 box truck was traveling south, according to the release.

Lentz lost control of the Mustang as it rounded the curve in the road, crossed the center line and crashed headfirst into the box truck, according to the release.

It is unknown why Lentz lost control of the vehicle.

Lentz had been "heavily" trapped in the Mustang and pronounced dead at the scene, Fallston Volunteer Fire Company spokesman Dave Williams said hours before State Police identified the victim as Lentz.

The driver of the box truck, Donald Glen Ranger, 60, of Mount Wolf, Pa., was also flown by helicopter to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with injuries that were not life-threatening. He was listed in stable condition Monday afternoon, according to the press release.

A State Police representative said at about 8:50 a.m. that the road would be shut for several more hours.

Traffic on Route 1 was a bit slow at 9 a.m. up until almost Route 152, as well as on nearby Sunshine Avenue in Kingsville, where it was being detoured.

State Police did not know yet if speed was a factor.

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