FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 26, 2013
Contact: 1st Sgt. Jonathan Green, 410-537-7724
MDTA POLICE IDENTIFY VICTIM IN FATAL HIT AND RUN CRASH
Alcohol may have been a factor in crash
BALTIMORE, MD Yesterday at about 11:20 a.m. a truck driver was struck and killed in a hit-and-run collision on I-95 northbound in the area on mile marker 54.1 in the Locust Point area of Baltimore.
Yesterdays fatal hit-and-run crash once again brings to light the importance of motorists taking personal responsibility for their actions while driving motor vehicles. said MDTA Police Chief Colonel Michael Kundrat. We cant stress enough the importance of motorists being careful as they travel Marylands highways.
Jeffrey R. Anderson, 57, of Chicopee, Massachusetts was struck and killed during the crash by a northbound vehicle on I-95.
After striking Mr. Anderson, the vehicle continued to strike Mr. Andersons tractor/trailer and a tire service vehicle that had just finished repairing a flat tire on the tractor trailer. The tractor/trailer was on the right shoulder of I-95 when the collision occurred.
A suspect vehicle was stopped several miles from the crash scene with significant front end damage consistent with a pedestrian collision. The vehicle was a 2004 Pontiac with Maryland Registration operated by Peggy Kathleen Turner, 45, of Baltimore, MD.
The MDTA Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is conducting the investigation into the collision. Members of the unit have spoken to multiple witnesses to the collision. Investigators believe alcohol was a factor in the crash. The investigation is on-going and charges are pending against Ms. Turner.
The Maryland Transportation Authority Police, a nationally accredited force, is the seventh-largest law-enforcement agency in the State, with more than 600 sworn and civilian law-enforcement professionals. MDTA Police officers provide law enforcement at the Authoritys highways, bridges and tunnels; at the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport; and at the Port of Baltimore.
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