Police to Determine Whether Street Racing Caused Md. Crash

Monday, Oct 7, 2013  |  Updated 2:53 PM EDT
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A chain-reaction crash that injured 11 people -- including four children -- may have been caused by drag racing, authorities said.

Barbara Harrison

A chain-reaction crash that injured 11 people -- including four children -- may have been caused by drag racing, authorities said.

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Police to Determine If Drag Racing Caused Md. Crash

Surveillance video may help investigators figure out whether street racing led to a violent crash in Brandywine, Maryland that injured 11 people.
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Surveillance video may help investigators figure out whether street racing led to a violent crash in Brandywine that injured 11 people.

The crash began when a car traveling north on Route 301 crossed the median near Clymer Drive and hit a pick-up truck head-on around 2:30 p.m. Sunday, causing a chain reaction that ultimately involved six cars.

Two people were flown to the hospital, and at least four children were hurt. There's no word on the extent of their injuries.

Witnesses say the striking vehicle may have been drag racing.

"If there's a drag racing issue in this area, that needs to be addressed," witness Leonard Jones said.

The roadway was closed for nearly six hours while police completed their investigation. Authorities will use surveillance videos from nearby businesses to help them investigate the crash.

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