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Police: Drunk driver hit two people changing a flat tire in I-695 crash in Towson

Posted at 4:54 PM, Jul 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-20 16:58:34-04

TOWSON — Maryland State Police are investigating a three vehicle crash on I-695 in Baltimore County.

The driver of a silver 2017 Hyundai Sonata, believed to be at-fault, is identified as Sean Cordell Bethea, 47, of Baltimore.

Bethea was arrested and charged for driving under the influence. Further charges are pending outcome of the investigation and consultation with the Baltimore County State’s Attorney.

Bethea was taken from the scene by ambulance to Bayview Medical Center.

The two other vehicles involved were a red 2015 Honda Civic and a silver 2002 Mercedes E320. Both drivers were outside of their vehicles trying to change a flat tire when the incident occurred.

They were taken by ambulance to Sinai Hospital in Baltimore.

Shortly after 11:00 a.m. Monday, troopers from the Golden Ring Barrack were called to the scene of a three vehicle crash on the inner loop of I-695 near the exit for Dulaney Valley Road in Baltimore County.

The preliminary investigation indicates the driver of the silver Hyundai, later identified as Bethea, drifted onto the left shoulder and hit both pedestrians and both of their vehicles.

Troopers from the Golden Ring Barrack responded to the scene. Personnel from the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration responded to assist with traffic in the area.

The Maryland State Police Crash Team was notified and is continuing the investigation.