Two people died and a third person was injured in a fiery crash in Abingdon, Maryland. The car accident occurred about 2 a.m. when a box truck traveling north on Interstate 95 hit a Lexus driven by a 31-year-old Abingdon man
A Maryland State Police trooper happened upon the scene of the accident and pulled the three passengers from the burning Lexus. His actions are believed to have saved the life of one man. The other passengers, a man and a 17-year-old girl passed away from injuries they sustained in the collision.
While police are still investigating the accident, it occurs it could have been the result of an incident of road rage.
According to information gathered, police said it appeared that the Lexus driver and the driver of a Jeep were engaged in a dispute. The two sides wound up on the shoulder, and the group approached then Lexus driver, banging on the windows. The man pulled away fast and cut across all the northbound lanes. That is when the Mazda ran into the box truck, according to officials.
Two other men in the box truck also were treated at hospitals.
The Lexus driver’s mother said all of the passengers were friends of her son and that he was headed home.
This is a complex case where accident reconstruction experts will need to study to determine just who was at fault. The families of those who died, as well as those who were injured, will need to review the report to determine if they have grounds for a wrongful death or a personal injury lawsuit. The families will have a case, but they just have to figure out who was to blame. The accident report will likely solve any unanswered questions.