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Pennsylvania man dies in fatal I-83 crash in Baltimore County Saturday night

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Posted at 10:03 AM, Jan 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-06 10:03:26-05

Maryland State Police are investigating a crash on I-83 late Saturday night that killed a Pennsylvania man.

Before midnight, troopers from the Golden Ring Barrack were dispatched to northbound I-83, north of Mt. Carmel Road for reports of an overturned single vehicle crash. The crash caused traffic to stop on northbound I-83, south of the scene. A second crash occurred, which resulted in the fatality.

Maryland State Police Crash Team investigators believes a tractor trailer had stopped, due to the initial crash. There, a SUV failed to stop and ran into the back of the tractor trailer, trapping the driver. Fire and EMS personnel removed the SUV driver and pronounced the person dead at the scene. The tractor trailer driver refused any medical treatment.

The investigation and cleanup required northbound I-83 to be closed for more than four hours.

Maryland State Police have not identified the driver of the SUV, they're are working with Pennsylvania State Police in an effort to make family notification.

The driver in the initial single vehicle crash troopers were responding to was ejected from the vehicle. He was taken to Hanover Hospital for treatment of injuries. Investigators believe he is expected to survive.

The causes of both crashes remain under investigation. At this time, alcohol does not appear to be a factor in either crash.