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Fatal crash, 49-car wreck follow unexpected freezing rain in Baltimore area
Fatal crash, 49-car wreck follow unexpected freezing rain in Baltimore area

A fatal crash in northern Harford County and a 49-car wreck near the Baltimore-Howard county line followed a slippery Sunday morning that began with an unexpected band of freezing rain. Police in multiple jurisdictions reported crashes "way too many to count" early Sunday, and both State Highway Administration and Maryland State Police officials urged motorists to delay their travel. One person died in a crash in Harford County, while 49 cars were reported to be involved in a pile-up on U.S. 40 East near Chestnut Hill Drive. The accident, on the down-hill slope toward the Patapsco River, was cleared shortly after 1 p.m., according to the State Highway Adminstration. The crash...

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