Fatal Crash Snarls Annapolis Traffic

| September 21, 2012
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UPDATE: From our media partner WBAL-TV:

A three-vehicle crash that seriously injured at least one person has reduced southbound Interstate 97 to only one open lane.

I-97 is closed before the exit for eastbound U.S. Route 50. Police are directing all traffic onto westbound U.S. 50.

Skyteam 11 Capt. Roy Taylor said the backup on southbound I-97 extends five to eight miles.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

The victim was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center with life-threatening injures. 

The cause of the crash was not immediately known.  

A serious crash has killed one person and shut down a busy interchange in Annapolis.

Shortly after 4pm rescue crews were dispatched to Route 50 Eastbound at Route 665 (Aris T. Allen Boulevard) for a serious crash. One patient was trapped and was flown to shock trauma by Maryland State Police helicopter.

At 5:10pm, we were notified that the accident was fatal and that roads are closed to allow for the investigation. It is not clear exactly which roads are closed, but from a photo obtained from CHART earlier (it has been taken offline for the investigation) it appears that it is Eastbound 50 right at the MD 665 ramp.

Additional image courtesy of WBAL-TV.

Image courtesy of WBAL-TV.

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  • Fred

    I was stuck in traffic for 2 hours but I’m sorry for the person that died. People need to drive safely, especially md drivers… Some people drive crazy here!

  • Tiffany

    That was a horrible accident. My thoughts and prayers go out to the people involved and there families.