Three Die in Accident With Tractor Trailer in Elkridge

Police think their car was speeding when it struck a tractor trailer in Howard County

Thursday, Oct 25, 2012  |  Updated 11:22 AM EDT
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Three Die in Accident With Tractor Trailer

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Three men were killed Thursday morning in an accident with a tractor trailer in Howard County.

The crash happened around 6 a.m. in the 7500 block of Route 1 in Elkridge, Md.

A Chevrolet Impala carrying the three men was "traveling at a high rate of speed," northbound on Route 1, police said.

The driver of southbound tractor trailer was turning left across the northbound lanes when the Impala hit it, investigators believe.

The identities of the three deceased man are not yet known.

The driver of the tractor trailer, a 58-year-old man, wasn't hurt.

Route 1 will be closed in both directions for an undetermined period of time, police said around 10:15 a.m.

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