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Two men killed in afternoon crash reported on I-97 Southbound

Posted at 5:04 PM, Jul 30, 2018

Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal crash that left two men dead on I-97 Monday afternoon.

According to officials, Troopers were dispatched to the scene of a one-vehicle crash around 3:30 p.m. on the ramp from southbound Interstate 97 to Benfield Blvd-Exit 10B, in Millersville. At the scene, they saw a 2000 white Acura in the woods off the side of the road.

A preliminary investigation showed that the driver, 46-year-old Franklin Benda was in the car with 56-year-old David Limerick when their car flipped, causing Benda to be ejected from the car and trapping Limerick inside.

They say the two men were pronounced dead at the scene.

After a 4 mile back up on I-97, all lanes, and the exit 10 ramp was re-opened.

Maryland State Police are continuing to investigate what happened.