ARBUTUS, Md. (WJZ) — A fatal crash shut down parts of Interstate 95 in Arbutus Thursday morning.
The crash happened around 7:20 a.m. in the area of I-95 and I-695 in Baltimore County.
The victim is 29-year-old James Nicholas Khoury, of Columbia.
.@MDSP investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred at about 7:20 a.m. in the area of I-95 at I-695 in Arbutus.
— MD State Police (@MDSP) September 26, 2019
A preliminary investigation showed a pedestrian was on the shoulder of the road near a disabled vehicle when he was struck by a white Ford. Police say the Ford’s driver drifted into the shouler lane sideswiping the man’s vehicle and then fatally stricking him. The driver remained on site after the crash.
The driver of the van was arrested for suspected DUI and taken to Maryland State Police barracks to be processed. He’s been identified as Cesar Jariel Morel Cruz, 26, of Baltimore.
Two southbound lanes of I-95 remain closed while police investigated. They reopened late morning.
**Police incorrectly stated the victim was 19, but have since corrected his age, which is 29**