State police in Maryland reported that a car struck ix highway workers on Wednesday after entering a work zone.
According to Maryland State Police, the accident occurred around 12:40 p.m. at the Baltimore Beltway, an inner loop of Interstate 695.
According to police, an Acura swerved into Jersey barriers before striking the workers and flipping over.
According to state police, the six people killed were contract workers on a state highway construction project. They were not identified by the police until the next of kin was informed.
The driver, whose character was not known, was taken to the R Adams Cowley Shock ER for clinical treatment, police said.
The car entered the work zone for no apparent reason.
According to Gov. Wes Moore, his office is keeping an eye on the situation. He tweeted, “My heart goes out to the families and victims of the tragic crash on the 695 beltway this afternoon.”
The accident is still being looked into.
The overturned Acura was captured on helicopter video by Baltimore’s NBC affiliate WBAL, which showed it surrounded by broken construction materials and other debris between the two parallel Jersey barriers.
Johnny Olszewski, the executive director of Baltimore County, offered his sympathy as well.
He tweeted, “On behalf of all the residents of Baltimore County, we offer our sincere condolences to the families, friends, and loved ones of those who have lost their lives in today’s tragic crash and my prayers remain with those injured in this horrific incident.” He was referring to the accident that took place earlier today.
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