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Police: Driver who caused fatal I-95 crash charged with fleeing and eluding police

Police released the identities of a 35-year-old man and a 52-year-old woman killed Friday in a crash on Interstate 95 in Baltimore County.

The victims are Jason Brian Canter of Baltimore and Sonjia Verlene Johnson-Baker of Washington, according to 1st Sgt. Jonathan Green of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police. Green did not immediately provide an update on the condition of four others injured in the crash.

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The crash occurred after a Maryland Transportation Authority Police officer chased a vehicle onto the highway at 1:40 p.m. after it failed to yield for a routine traffic stop, according to police. No more information was available on the circumstances that led to the accident.

The pursuit began near Eastern Avenue in Baltimore, and the fleeing vehicle continued northbound on I-95, crossing the median and striking a southbound car. The crash occurred near New Forge Road in Baltimore County.

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Both Canter and Johnson-Baker were the front passengers in each of the vehicles.

Canter was in a 2006 Honda Accord that was driven by Michael Richard Brown, 37, who was charged with fleeing and eluding police.

Four others — two in each vehicle — were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment.

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