Police: Alcohol may have been factor in 6-car crash on Rt 140

Posted at 9:36 AM, Oct 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-16 13:50:37-04

Maryland State Police are continuing to investigate a serious crash that closed down Route 140 near the Baltimore County/Carroll County line Monday morning.

Police and emergency responders were called to the crash on eastbound Rt 140 east of Old Westminster Pike around 8 a.m. where they found six vehicles involved. Police say their investigation shows the driver of a 2005 Ford pickup truck was traveling just before 8 a.m. west on Rt 140 when it crossed a double yellow line and struck a dump truck head on, causing a chain reaction involving four other cars. The dump truck came to rest in the westbound lanes on the bridge and the other cars coming to a stop in the east bound lanes.

Police closed the road in both directions for about two hours.

The driver of the van has been identified as 45-year-old Todd Selby of Westminster. He was flown by State Police to Shock Trauma in Baltimore. Police believe alcohol may have been a contributing factor to the crash. Charges are pending.

The driver of a 2009 Honda SUV, Lance Brobosky of Finksburg, was taken to Carroll Hospital.

Police have identified the individuals in the remaining four vehicles as:

Daniel Kurnik, 38, of York, Pennsylvania was driving a 2018 Kenilworth dump truck.

Joanna Harmon, 60, of Finksburg was driving a 2014 four door Volkswagen.

Andrew Fisher, 21, of Finksburg was driving a 2015 Ford truck.

David Grahl, 52, Linthicum Heights was driving a 2014 Ford work van. He had a passenger in the van, identified as Charles Ludwig, III, 43, of Westminster.

Police will continue to investigate.

Baltimore County Police tweeted Monday morning they closed MD 140 at Glenn Falls Road after a serious crash.