Two people were killed and two others injured, one seriously in a three-vehicle accident today on the Severn River Bridge in Annapolis, State Police said.
Chuck Jackson, spokesman for the Maryland State Police, said the accident occurred about 9:35 a.m. on the three-lane bridge.
Jackson said the accident happened this way:
A truck pulling a utility trailer carrying lawn equipment was traveling east on Md. 50 when it stopped in the fast lane, and its two occupants got out of the truck. One of them was standing to the rear of the trailer and the other person was
A pickup truck struck the rear of the trailer, killing both of the people who had gotten out and were standing on the highway. One of them was trapped between the trailer and the first truck.
Police were unable to immediately determine how the third vehicle, a car, became involved.
The occupants of the first truck, a 23-year-old woman and a 49-year-old man, both of Crownsville, were taken to Anne Arundel General Hospital, where they were pronounced dead. Their names were not released pending notification of family.
The driver of the pickup truck, who was not immediately identified, was taken to the Shock-Trauma Unit in Baltimore, Jackson said. A passenger in the third vehicle was taken to Anne Arundel General with minor injuries.
Eastbound and westbound traffic was delayed for miles, with the eastbound lanes of the bridge closed until 11:35 a.m.