A fatal crash on Interstate 95 in East Baltimore has resulted in the closure of the highway’s southbound lanes. The crash occurred early this morning, and officials advise drivers to avoid the area and seek alternate routes.
According to reports, the crash involved multiple vehicles and resulted in at least one fatality. The victim’s identity has not been released pending notification of family members. In addition to the fatality, several other individuals were injured in the crash and were transported to local hospitals for treatment.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation, and officials have not released any details about how it occurred. However, witnesses reported seeing several vehicles involved in the crash and described the scene as chaotic and devastating.
Impact on Traffic and Commuters
The closure of the southbound lanes of I-95 is expected to have a significant impact on traffic and commuters in the area. Officials are advising drivers to seek alternate routes and to expect delays and congestion throughout the day.
The Maryland Transportation Authority has issued a statement urging drivers to exercise caution and to follow the directions of law enforcement officers who are directing traffic around the crash site. “We understand that this closure will cause significant inconvenience to drivers, but our top priority is the safety of everyone on the road,” the statement read.
Officials have not yet announced when the southbound lanes of I-95 will reopen, but they are advising drivers to monitor local news and traffic reports for updates.
This tragic crash serves as a reminder of the importance of safe driving practices and the need to remain vigilant on the road. As officials continue to investigate the cause of the crash, our thoughts are with the victims and their families during this difficult time. We urge all drivers to exercise caution and to follow the directions of law enforcement officers in the area.