The driver of a Nissan Sentra was killed early Saturday after striking a car head-on while traveling the wrong way on Interstate 97 near in Annapolis.
Maryland State Police have not released the identity of the driver, but said he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Around 2:30 a.m., police received calls that a vehicle was driving northbound in the southbound lanes of Interstate 97, near U.S. 50. Troopers were immediately dispatched to the area, but "moments later additional calls were received reporting a crash" in the area, state police said.
A preliminary investigation shows that a 2011 Sentra was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of I-97 when the car struck a 2015 Nissan Maxima that was traveling southbound. Police said they don't know why the Sentra driver was traveling in the wrong direction.
The driver of the Maxima, Rostant Edvin Ndel Sandjok, 25, of Capital Heights, was transported by ambulance to the University of Maryland Medical Center. A passenger in Sandjok's car, Noah J. Seely, 21, of Annapolis, was flown by police helicopter to Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Their conditions were not known.