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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.

Lauri Ladd commented on Severna Park Patch’s Facebook page that her commute to Waugh Chapel was extra long.

“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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See Also:

  • Police Seek Driver in Fatal I-97 Hit-and-Run
Calique December 11, 2012 at 07:13 PM
Boo hoo "couldn't get to yoga..." SOMEONE DIED!!! It's not all about YOU! Also, I heard this on the traffic report before I even got up this morning. It would have been easy to plan an alternate route before leaving home....
Chet Brewer December 11, 2012 at 08:30 PM
three ways to head south, ritchie highway, old millersville, and 97. all three were parking lots, so you can plan all you want but all those pesky rivers get in the way
Keith B. December 12, 2012 at 12:51 AM
I got off I-97, I shot over to US1 south at 295 to 32 east and into Annapolis in 40 min

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