BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police say 12 people were taken to the hospital after a serious crash on US-15 in Frederick County Wednesday morning.
Maryland State Police reports the crash happened just before 7:50 a.m. on US-15, at Biggs Ford Rd.READ MORE: Winter Weather Advisory In Effect Through Tomorrow
A Chevrolet Silverado headed south on US-15 reportedly lost control and slid across the median into northbound traffic.
The Silverado was then struck by a Ford passenger van, which had 10 people inside.
“There was luggage everywhere,” said Casey Schairer, who saw the aftermath of the crash. “The vehicles were almost unrecognizable. I honestly didn’t know if people would make it out.”
Schairer says that stretch of highway north of Frederick is notorious for accidents, “Take your time, slow down.”READ MORE: DoorDash Driver & Mother Of 3 Killed In Attempted Robbery In Baltimore
The two people in the Silverado were transported to a hospital, along with the 10 occupants of the passenger van.
“The investigators say weather was a factor,” said Sgt. DaVaughn Parker with Maryland State Police.
He said the pickup driver has been charged with “failing to reduce speed.”
US-15 northbound is currently closed while authorities investigate. One lane of southbound US-15 is open for traffic.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Maryland State Police at (301) 600-4150.MORE NEWS: Winter Storm Expected To Be 'Coast Hugger,' But I-95 Corridor Will See Snow