A grandfather from Florida was killed yesterday morning in a hit-and-run accident on northbound Interstate 95, just south of the Harford County line, state police said.
Joseph Anthony Delgado, 60, of Palm Beach, Fla., had pulled off the road after an accident and was inspecting damage to his car when he was hit. He was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he died later, police said.
His wife, Rose M. Delgado, 55, was in critical condition at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center yesterday.
Their three grandchildren -- ages 8, 7 and 2 -- who were riding in the back seat of the couple's rented 2003 Ford Taurus were not seriously hurt, said Cpl. Rob Moroney, a state police spokesman.
Delgado was in a minor collision with three other vehicles in the northbound lanes of I-95 about 2:20 a.m. near Bradshaw Road north of White Marsh. No serious injuries were reported in the multi-vehicle accident, police said.
Two miles north of both accident sites, a state trooper spotted a man changing a tire on a Lincoln Town Car and noticed blood on the vehicle and damage, Moroney said.
Police were holding the driver, a 51-year-old man from Brooklyn, N.Y., police said yesterday.
The parents of the children, who live in Jackson, N.J., could not be reached for comment yesterday.
The hit-and-run accident was the third fatal crash in as many days on Maryland roads.
Three young people from Cecil County were killed early Wednesday morning when their car slammed into a tree.
Later that day, an elderly woman from Northwest Baltimore died after the car she was riding in swerved in front of a tractor-trailer truck on the Jones Falls Expressway.