The Maryland State Police are investigating a traffic collision on Interstate 95 in Jessup. The two-vehicle crash happened during the early hours of Sunday morning, September 5th. Alcohol might have played a role in the traffic collision on Interstate 95.
According to the MSP, the driver of a 2015 Acura TLX was traveling northbound on Interstate 95 near Waterloo Road just after 4 a.m. The vehicle then struck the rear of a 2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van carrying eight passengers. The crash impact caused the cars to lose control and enter the center median, where the Mercedes van overturned.
The police said the van driver, Jose Manuel Gomez, 38, of Glenn Dale, died from his injuries at the crash site. The eight passengers in the van received treatment at the scene from Howard County emergency medical services personnel. The driver and only occupant of the Acura, 23-year-old Dejah Parker of Owings Mills, was uninjured.
The MSP believes that alcohol played a role in the accident. The collision led to the closure of the northbound lane of the interstate for approximately five hours. Troopers from the Waterloo Barracks were assisted by Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services, Howard County Police, Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration, and the Maryland State Police Crash Team.
The collision remains under investigation. Charges are pending the outcome of the inquiry and review by the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office.
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