Two people died and two were injured after a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 Thursday evening in Harford County, according to Maryland State Police.
Both drivers of the two vehicles died. Dennis English, Jr., 45, of Baltimore, operated a GMC Terrain SUV, and John Mastropietro, 64 of Ocean Port, New Jersey, operated a Subaru Forester SUV.
The two injured victims, Denise Berlin, 60, and Jade Mastropietro, 26, both of Ocean Port, were passengers with Mastropietro. They were transported from the scene to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. Their condition is unknown.
The preliminary investigation indicates Mastropietro’s Subaru Forester was driving northbound on I-95 in lane two when English’s GMC, which was traveling southbound on I-95, crossed over two lanes, hit the guardrail and flipped into oncoming traffic, striking the Subaru head on. Witnesses told investigators English’s GMC was traveling at a high rate of speed when it lost control.
Police responded to the scene around 6 p.m., shutting down traffic near Abingdon for several hours to investigate.
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Maryland State Police are investigating the crash past the exit onto Route 24, the department said in a tweet.
All lanes of I-95 reopened after 10 p.m. Thursday night, according to the State Highway Administration. Northbound traffic was at a standstill for about four hours Thursday evening as police probed the scene of the crash.
The cause and contributing factors are still being investigated.. Investigators have not ruled out excessive speeds and possible impairment.
This story may be updated.