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2 Drivers Cited For DUI In Hunt Valley Fatal Crash

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HUNT VALLEY, Md. (WJZ) — Searching for answers. There’s new information about a fatal crash north of Hunt Valley that left an elderly couple dead.

Linh Bui has more on charges filed in the accident.

Police say two of those drivers have now been cited for DUI. We’re also learning more about how this tragic collision happened.

Emergency vehicles cover York Road in Hunt Valley. Baltimore County Police say three cars collided Thursday night, killing an elderly married couple.

“It’s tragic. And especially when you have two people. There’s a family somewhere that’s lost their loved ones,” said Corporal John Wachter, Baltimore County Police.

According to police, the driver of a Hyundai Sonata was going north on York Road near Thornton Mill Road when he crossed the center line and crashed into the elderly couple’s car head on.

The driver then went back into the northbound side right into the path of a Dodge Dart.

“Speed and alcohol appear to have been factors in this incident,” Wachter said.

Police say the couple, 85-year-old Charles Wagner and 84-year-old Jeannine Wagner of Towson, were killed. Another person in their car, 79-year-old Mary Warner of Timonium, is in critical condition in Shock Trauma.

York Road is now back open. It was closed for several hours overnight as officers investigated the crash.

When Leroy Richardson heard the crash Thursday night, he rushed outside.

“The car was against that bridge right there on the left hand side. Looked like somebody took aluminum foil and balled it up,” Richardson said.

He tells WJZ drivers fly past his home on York Road and he’s seen several accidents.

“It is a problem with speed on this road. This section needs attention,” he said.

Meantime, the fatal crash remains under investigation.

Police have identified the drivers cited for DUI as 22-year-old Eric Stewart, the driver of the Sonata, and 23-year-old Brandon Walsh, the driver of the Dart.  Both are from Sparks.

The Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office will also review the incident.

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