An accident on I-97 early Friday left one person dead and four others, including a infant, injured, the Anne Arundel County Fire Department said.
At about 1:30 a.m., firefighters arrived at a three-vehicle collision on southbound I-97, between Quarterfield Road and Route 100. Information from witnesses and paramedics showed two separate accidents occurred in the middle lane of the road involving a blue Hyundai Elantra and a black Mercury Sable.
The drivers of both vehicles got out after the initial crash. A Hyundai Accent then crashed into the Elantra and Sable, striking the two men as well.
The driver of the Elantra, 74-year-old Marion Jordan of Edgewater, was declared dead at the scene.
The male driver of the Sable, as well as a woman and 1-year-old girl who were in the car, were taken to R Adams Crowley Shock Trauma Center for treatment.
The man was suffering from critical, life-threatening injuries, fire officials said. The woman's injuries were considered serious but not life-threatening. The 1 year old's injuries were thought to be minor.
The driver of the Accent, a 26-year-old woman, was taken to Baltimore Washington Medical Center with minor injuries.
The Maryland State Police are investigating the incident. Alcohol or drugs are not considering contributing factors in either crash.