Wrong-Way Driver Causes Fatal Crash on I-95

Interstate Closed for 3 1/2 Hours

Sunday, Nov 17, 2013  |  Updated 8:41 AM EDT
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Wrong-Way Driver Causes Fatal Crash on I-95

One man was killed in a crash that shut down Interstate 95 North for three hours early Sunday.

Maryland State Police said Christian Allen Knight, 22, of Olney, Md., was killed when he drove his car the wrong way on I-95 and collided head-on with a tractor-trailer. The driver of the truck, Vernelle Crudup, was taken to Laurel Regional Hospital for evaluation.

The crash occurred near the Inter County Connector in Prince George’s County around 3:30 a.m. All lanes of northbound I-95 were closed while crews worked the scene.

The road remained closed for about 3 ½ hours and two lanes were able to reopen shortly before 7 a.m.

Police do not know why Knight was driving the wrong way on the Interstate. Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call the Maryland State Police – College Park Barrack at 301.345.3101.

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