LAUREL, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland State Police is investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash in Howard County Wednesday night.

Troopers were on the scene of another crash nearby, when they learned of another crash on I-95 north near Gorman Road in Laurel around 7:05 p.m.

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According to an early investigation, 73-year-old Candy Noonan of Germantown was driving her Hyundai Accent when she drove in front of a tractor-trailer and struck the front right side of her car.

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Noonan got out of her car, while she was still in the road, to speak to the driver of the tractor-trailer. But she didn’t put her car in park and it began to move driverless toward the center median. She tried to get her vehicle as the tractor-trailer driver was trying to move to the side of the road. The truck driver didn’t see her and she was struck by the tractor-trailed.

She was declared dead at the scene.

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I-95 was closed until around 9:15 p.m. as police investigated the crash.

CBS Baltimore Staff