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Maryland State Police News Release

State Police On Scene Of I-95 Fatal Tractor Trailer Crash

(NORTH EAST, MD) – Maryland State Police are on the scene of a fatal tractor trailer crash on southbound I-95 where all lanes are currently shut down.

The deceased has not yet been identified and is pending next of kin notification. The driver of the tractor trailer was pronounced deceased at the scene.

At 1:45 p.m., a trooper from the JFK Barrack was conducting a traffic stop on southbound I-95 at the 97 mile marker in North East. For unknown reasons at this time, the tractor trailer, traveling southbound on I-95, struck the trooper’s vehicle and then the stopped vehicle before overturning on the right shoulder.

The trooper was outside of his vehicle on the shoulder and the driver of the stopped vehicle was outside of his vehicle at the time of the incident. Neither the trooper nor the driver of the stopped vehicle were injured.

All lanes on southbound I-95 at mile marker 97 are shut down due to the crash.  MDTA maintenance personnel are on the scene assisting with traffic detours.

The investigation continues…




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