21-year-old dies in I-97 crash

Posted at 10:25 PM, Sep 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-28 13:24:09-04

A 21-year-old man died in the serious car crash on I-97 that shut down two lanes Wednesday night. Maryland State Police have identified him as Rommel Reyes Benitez of Reisterstown; he was the driver of the vehicle involved and had been rushed to the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. A 19-year-old passenger, Marcus Moore of Hampstead, was taken to Shock Trauma with injuries. 

Police are still investigating the accident that occurred around 8:15 p.m. on I-97 South at MD 648. 

Investigation has found the driver was speeding and operating recklessly prior to the accident.