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One confirmed dead in a three-vehicle accident in Harford County

Posted at 1:51 PM, Mar 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-19 16:36:43-04

HARDFORD, Md. — One person is confirmed dead Saturday after a three-vehicle crash in the MD 22 west at Technology Drive.

At approximately 10 a.m., Maryland State Police Bel Air Barrack responded to Route 22 at Technology Drive in Aberdeen for a report of a multi-vehicle crash.

According to a preliminary investigation, a Harley Davidson motorcycle was headed west on Route 22. At the same time, James Grace Jr., 28, of Street, Maryland, was driving east on Route 22 in a Honda Pilot.

The Honda moved over to the westbound lane for unclear reasons and collided head-on with the motorcycle. A Hyundai Elantra, traveling behind the motorcyclist, collided with both vehicles. Zackary Michael Victor Perrone, 31, of Bel Air, Maryland, was ejected from the motorcycle and fell on the Hyundai.

All three vehicles caught fire. Perrone was pronounced dead at the scene. After the crash, Route 22 west was closed for almost four hours.

Grace was taken to the Bel Air Barrack of the Maryland State Police before being released to a family member. At this time, no charges have been filed.

The Maryland State Police Crash Team will complete their investigation before submitting their findings to the Harford County State's Attorney's Office, which will determine whether or not charges will be filed.

The case is still under investigation.