"We are a family-owned company in business for more than a century. Our employees are like part of our family, so this is an extremely difficult time for all of us. This is the first employee in our 100+ year history that has passed away as a result of an accident on the job," Phelps' statement read. "Our deepest sympathies go out to all of those involved in or impacted by this tragic accident. We have and will continue to assist authorities with the ongoing, multifaceted investigation of this accident and have been advised not to comment further until the investigation has been completed."
Police said Monday that a total of 68 cars were involved in the crash, the largest accident total the agency had ever experienced. MDTA spokesman Kevin Ayd said it's still too early to determine the cause of the crash.
Police are looking to gather more information of vehicles involved and match them with persons operating them during the major crash on Saturday. Police continue to work to get information on the following:
- Vehicle they were operating
- Passengers in the vehicle
- contact information