A 13-year-old passed away from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash in Baltimore County. The auto collision occurred on Saturday night, January 1st. A press release by the Maryland State Police showed that one of the involved drivers lost control of their car.
The police stated that at about 9:06 p.m., troopers from the Golden Ring Barrack responded to the report of a crash on the inner loop of Interstate 695 in the area of Wilkins Avenue. The preliminary inquiry revealed a 2020 Toyota Prius operated by 52-year-old Frazer Atkinson of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, parked on the roadway’s left shoulder because of a previous collision.
Simultaneously, a 2021 Hyundai Elantra operated by 33-year-old Andrew Okieffe of Brooklyn, New York, traveled on the interstate. The man lost control of the car, struck a concrete barrier, and the Toyota parked on the left shoulder. The Hyundai’s driver and two passengers sustained injuries and received treatment at the University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.
The Toyota driver was uninjured in the collision. One of the passengers in the Hyundai, the teenager, died at the hospital. The police identified him as Andrew Castillo from Brooklyn, New York. Speeding and impaired driving did not factor in the accident.
The two-vehicle crash in Baltimore County led to the partial closure of I-685 for about two hours while the investigators cleaned the road. The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration helped with the lane closure. The investigation is ongoing.
Motor vehicle accidents result in either injury or death. In either case, the victim or their relatives can file a claim against the at-fault driver for monetary compensation. The compensation claim process is easier with a Maryland car accident lawyer. Contact us today at Pinder Plotkin, LLC, to speak with one of our attorneys.