Reporting Mike Schuh
FALLSTON, Md. (WJZ)— Police have identified the victims of a horrible accident in Fallston. The crash involves a truck owned by Harford County Public Schools.
Mike Schuh has an update from police.
The speed limit on Route 152 is 50 mph. For two trucks to hit head-on is like a single vehicle going into a brick wall at 100 mph.
The drivers—59-year-old Donald Jones and 46-year-old Ronald W. Buchholz– took the brunt of the impact. Out of the four people involved in the collision, the two Bel Air residents were the fatalities.
“The Harford County Public School vehicle was traveling on Route 152 toward Route 1 when it crossed the center lane, striking the first vehicle,” said Monica Worrell, Harford County Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators say they are looking into whether Jones, the school maintenance truck driver, had some sort of medical emergency that caused him to cross over the center line and hit Buchholz’ black SUV head-on.
Unable to stop, a red Jeep plowed into the back. The Jeep’s driver, 51-year-old Mike Euler, of Fallston, is currently in serious condition at Shock Trauma.
The roadway was closed for more than three hours in both directions.
“Traffic re-constructionists were going through, taking measurements to determine the cause of the accident,” Worrell said.
A spokesperson for the school district says it’s too early to talk about their employee. She did say that they’re devastated and counselors have been sent to the central maintenance shop to offer help.
Police say 36-year-old David Walter Sr., of Bel Air, who was a passenger in the school utility truck, is also in serious condition at Shock Trauma.