NORTH EAST, Md. (WJZ) — A fatal crash involving a tractor trailer shut down parts of Route 40 — on both the east and west side — in Cecil County Monday.
The crash happened around noon where Route 40 meets Principio Parkway in North East. The crash involves a passenger car and a tractor-trailer. Maryland State Police said two people were killed and one other person was seriously hurt.READ MORE: 'Tactless Finger Pointing': Baltimore Officials Push Back On Hogan's Criticisms Of The City During 'Re-Fund The Police' Announcement
Police said the victims were in a vehicle that tried to cross Route 40 when they were hit by the tractor trailer. The driver and one passenger died at the scene, while the third passenger was taken to Shock Trauma.
The victims’ names have not been released.READ MORE: Baltimore County Public Schools Feeling The Impact Of Nationwide Teacher Shortage
The crash is causing major delays in the area as several lanes are closed. Crews are cleaning up the scene, while police investigate the crash.
Crash: Cecil County; US 40 between Principio and West Old Philadelphia Road. Tractor-trailer and passenger car. All lanes closed except for Right Westbound shoulder; No estimated time of closure – slc #mdottraffic #mdtraffic
— MD State Highway Adm (@MDSHA) October 5, 2020
Some lanes along the northbound side of I-95 were also shut down Monday morning in Cecil County due to two separate crashes. One of those crashes around 6:30 a.m. left a 56-year-old woman dead.MORE NEWS: Ravens CB Marlon Humphrey To Speak At Graduation Ceremony For People Who Completed Drug Treatment