NBCWashington.com - Darcy Spencer
A professor from UMBC died after a minivan crossed the median on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and hit her vehicle head-on. The driver of the van was also killed.
The Baltimore-Washington Parkway between the Capitol Beltway and Powder Mill Road has been re-opened after a fatal accident Sunday morning.
The accident happened at around 6:30 a.m. at the intersection with Greenbelt Road (also known as Maryland Route 193). Investigators say a minivan driven by 22-year-old Mohammed Hossan of West Lawn, Pa. crossed the median into the northbound lanes and collided head-on with an SUV driven by Judith Shinogle, 49, of Southeast D.C.
Hossan, Shinogle and one of Shinogle's pet dogs were killed in the crash. Her second dog survived. No other passengers were in either vehicle. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.
Both sides of the Parkway were closed between the Capitol Beltway and Powder Mill Road while the crash was investigated and cleared. The southbound lanes of the parkway were re-opened at approximately 9:45 a.m. The northbound lanes were re-opened at approximately 11:20 a.m.
Shinogle was a PHD and most recently worked at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She also taught at the University of Maryland, College Park.