Maryland State Police are asking the public to help them identify and locate a hit-and-run driver and vehicle involved in a deadly collision that happened on Interstate 95 in Howard County Sunday night. One person died and two others were severely injured in the wreck.
The police have released the identity of the deceased. The man is identified as Russell B. Eggleton, 40, from Virginia. He died on Monday morning at Shock Trauma. The police also identified the two other people who were injured: Kazeem Afolabi, 44, and Khadija Aremu, 40, both from California. They are kept in Shock Trauma.
According to the police, a series of three accidents happened on southbound I-95 near the Route 100 exit between 9:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
A 2020 Nissan Armada hit a deer, then went into the left shoulder and hit a guardrail. A part of the vehicle remained in the fast lane of the highway. The police said the driver put on their hazard lights.
Then, another accident happened, when a 2018 Chrysler Pacifica, driven by Eggleton, hit the Nissan on the passenger side. That driver stopped to the left shoulder in front of the Nissan.
A third driver then hit the two occupants of the Nissan, Afolabi, and Aremu, who were standing in the rear of their car. Then the driver hit Eggleton before fleeing the scene.
The state police are investigating. Vehicle parts were collected at the scene and could be connected to a suspect vehicle, which the police believe could be a 2014-2019 Toyota Highlander.
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