Fatal Bel Air head-on crash still under investigation

Fatal Bel Air head-on crash still under investigation

Harford County police have not publicly speculated the reason for a fatal head-on collision that took place on a recent Thursday morning. The motor vehicle accident occurred in front of a swim club on Route 543 in Bel Air, Maryland. Accident reports say an elderly Bel Air man driving a Lexus smashed directly into an oncoming Chrysler.

A 64-year-old female passenger in the Lexus was pronounced dead at the scene by Harford County medical officials. Both women in the Chrysler sustained serious injuries in the accident.

The 27-year-old Chrysler driver and her 23-year-old female passenger were transported by separate medevac helicopters to Baltimore’s Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Hospital officials reported that both women were listed in fair condition the evening of the crash.

The 65-year-old driver of the Lexus sedan was taken to Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he was treated and released the same day.

Maryland State Police in Bel Air report that the fatal accident happened around 10:15 a.m. just outside the Fountain Green Swim Club near Foxborough Drive. The vehicles involved in the accident were traveling in opposite directions on Route 543 when the accident happened.

Authorities blocked off the roadway for nearly five hours as state police CRASH Team investigators worked to find answers surrounding the cause of the accident.

Charges have not been filed against either driver, and police have not released any further information concerning the head-on collision to the public. Authorities say the accident investigation remains in the ongoing stages.

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