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Fatal crash on I-70 being investigated by Maryland State Police

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Posted at 7:09 PM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 19:09:24-04

Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal crash that took place in Frederick County Monday.

According to officials, at around 3:15 p.m., troopers arrived at the collision on I-70 westbound on Braddock Mountain near the 46 mile marker, prior to Hollow Road.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 1996 Dodge Ram pickup truck was traveling westbound when they had a tire blow out, causing them to strike the embankment and roll over.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as 71-year-old Cecilio Ona Bernabe Jr. Bernabe was pronounced deceased on scene due to injuries sustained in the crash.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Frederick Barrack Duty Officer at 301-600-4150