From the Maryland State Police:
(ABERDEEN, MD) – Maryland State Police are continuing their investigation into a multi-vehicle crash early this morning that killed one and sent one to Bayview Hospital.
The preliminary investigation indicates that approximately 5:45 a.m. today, a white 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier traveled onto the right shoulder of lane 3. The operator subsequently began backing the vehicle into the right lane of I-95 and was struck by a 2005 white Chevrolet Silverado on the rear bumper with the front bumper of the vehicle. The Silverado traveled across I-95 and came to a rest on the left shoulder. A white 2009 Mack Pinnacle was traveling in the middle lane at the time and struck the Cavalier on rear bumper with the front bumper of the vehicle. A fourth vehicle, A white 2014 Freightliner Cascadia attempted to avoid a collision with the Cavalier and merged into lane 2 striking the Mack on the right side of the vehicle with it’s left side.
The operator of the Cavalier, Mr. Robert John Killian, 48 years of age, with a Bear, Delaware address was pronounced dead on the scene of the accident. The driver of the Silverado, Mr. John Riddle, 48 years of age, was taken to Bayview Hospital with non life threatening injuries. The driver of the Pinnacle, Mr. James Notafrancesco, 49 years of age, with a Penndel, PA address, was not injured. The driver of the Cascadia, Mr. Charles Henry Arter Jr., 50 years of age, with an Aspers, PA address, was not injured.
I-95 southbound was closed for approximately four hours as a result of this collision.