Interstate crash in Maryland after motorcade passes; 1 dead
By Associated Press
Jan 25, 2017 | 9:07 PM
One person was killed in a multi-car crash near Frederick on Wednesday morning after vehicles stopped to allow a congressional motorcade to pass. WJZ's Ava-Joye Burnett reports.
One person was killed in a multi-car crash near Frederick on Wednesday morning after vehicles stopped to allow a congressional motorcade to pass.
The motorcade was traveling from Washington to Shepherdstown, West Virginia, Wednesday morning, said Eva Malecki of the U.S. Capitol Police. No motorcade vehicles were involved in the accident around 9 a.m. where interstates 70 and 270 meet, she said.
An SUV driver was killed in the pileup, which also included three dump trucks, Maryland State Police said. The driver has not yet been publicly identified.
Two of the truck drivers, Shawn Gill, 46, of Gaithersburg, and Mark Tew, 27, of Hanover, were taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital, state police said. The other truck driver, Richard Aldar, 53, of Sykesville, refused medical treatment at the scene.
Police said they believe Aldar stopped on I-70 west as the motorcade was passing through. The second dump truck, operated by Tew, and the driver of the Nissan Rogue also stopped. The third truck, operated by Gill, slammed into the Nissan, causing all four vehicles to collide, police said. Then an explosion occurred.