A two-vehicle, wrong-way crash killed both drivers on the Baltimore Beltway in Lochearn overnight, according to Maryland State Police.
Jorene Long, 88, of York, Penn., and Sedrick L. Beasley, 54, of Edgewood, died in the collision about 2 a.m. in the inner loop at Liberty Road, state police said. Long's daughter, reached at home, declined to comment Thursday morning.
Police were called about 2 a.m. with a report of someone driving the wrong way on the interstate at I-795, the next exit, just a few miles north. The call reporting the crash at Liberty Road came moments later, officials said.
Long was the only person in her 2003 Subaru Forester. She was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Her family had reported her missing to Pennsylvania authorities after she left home Wednesday afternoon to run errands and did not return Wednesday night, her family told police.
Beasley was driving a 2017 Ford Focus. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Relatives could not be reached for comment.
Police were not able to provide further information regarding why Long was traveling the wrong way on I-695, or where she had been since leaving her home on an errand Wednesday afternoon. The Maryland State Police Crash Team is continuing its investigation.