Fatal Crash Hinders Morning Commute
Several Severna Park residents said they experienced traffic delays Tuesday morning as a result of an earlier fatal hit-and-run in Millersville.
A fatal hit-and-run in Millersville early Tuesday caused traffic delays for many area residents on their morning commute.
According to police, a truck hit a guardrail and overturned on I-97 near Route 32 and Benfield Boulevard around 3 a.m. The driver and a passenger were both thrown from the vehicle. The passenger was then struck and killed by another vehicle, which fled the scene.
Investigators still had sections of I-97 closed Tuesday morning during rush hour, and several Severna Park residents reported delays in their commute to work.
“Took me 1 hour and 15 minutes to get from Waugh Chapel to Severna Park,” Ladd wrote. “That's going through Crownsville and never stopping.”
Nicole Lister commented that the traffic disrupted her morning yoga.
“Couldn't get to yoga in Crofton this morning,” Lister wrote. “97 south and 32 were all parking lots.”
I-97 was reopened just before 10 a.m., which allowed one Millersville resident to head into work late.
“Just getting ready to leave for the office,” Shelly Herbert Denton wrote around 11 a.m. “I just worked from home for a few hours.”
Maryland State Police are still searching for the driver in the hit-and-run. Anyone who witnessed the crash, or may have been in the area at the time, is urged to contact Maryland State Police at 410-761-5130.
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