Two children hospitalized from multi-car crash on I-95 in Harford County

Posted at 3:54 PM, Jun 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-19 15:54:12-04

Two teenagers were sent to the hospital after the vehicles they were riding in were involved in a five-vehicle accident on I-95 in Harford County, Monday night.

Three cars and two tractor trailers were involved in the crash. Lanes on I-95 were closed for 6.5 hours as the incident was cleaned up and traffic was diverted. 

A 14-year-old Belcamp, Md. girl riding in the back seat of a 2008 Honda Civic was taken to Johns Hopkins Pediatric Intensive Care Unit following the accident. The driver of the car she was in, 39-year-old Paul Manion, also of Belcamp, was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The other front seat passenger, 37-year-old Angela Manion was taken to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. 

A 13-year-old girl from New Jersey who was riding in the front passenger seat of a Toyota Camry was also taken to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. The driver of the car she was in, 50-year-old Carla Ortiz of Chesilhurst, N.J., was taken to Johns Hopkins Main hospital for treatment.

The two were initially reported to be in critical condition, according to Maryland State Police. Updates about their conditions were not shared.

The driver of a Nissan Sentra, 23-year-old Ciera Wilder of Havre de Grace, was taken to Hopkins Bayview.

John Terry Jr., of Henderson, N.C., the 23-year-old driver of a 2011 Volvo truck tractor hauling a 53-foot box trailer full of shingles refused medical treatment.

The driver of a 2008 International truck tractor pulling a 53-foot box trailer, 62-year-old Bruce Hurst of Runnemede, N.J., and his passenger Lateesah Whitely, 27, both refused medical treatment at the scene.

A preliminary investigation by the Maryland State Police said the Volvo tractor was heading north on I-95 at mile marker 78. The Toyota, Honda, and International tractor were traveling in the same lane at the time. The Nissan was in an adjacent lane.

Police believe the Volvo struck multiple vehicles as it entered a construction zone, causing a chain reaction.

Troopers from the JFK Highway Barrack responded to the scene, as well as EMS personnel from Harford County.