Reports: Firefighter Killed On I-95 In Maryland

Perryville – Maryland State Police at JFK Highway are investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Interstate 95 north of Route 222, in Perryville at around 10:32 a.m. The accident occurred when the driver of a 2001 Jeep Cherokee, 37-year-old Eric Schlerf of Bel Air, Maryland, for unknown reasons, lost control of his vehicle and struck a tow truck, another vehicle, and a pedestrian.

The tow truck was a 2014 white Freightliner Tow Truck. The Freightliner Tow Truck was retrieving a 1993 purple Chevrolet Camero. The tow truck operator, 51-year-old Brian Williams, was outside of the vehicles and was struck. State Troopers and EMS personnel responded to the scene. Mr. Williams was later pronounced deceased at 10:48 a.m.

MDTA personnel responded to the crash to aid with lane closures. The investigation is on going.

Williams served as a fire lieutenant and EMS captain for The Community Fire Company of Perryville. He was working his tow truck job for Collette’s Service Center when he was struck.

Original Story

Perryville, MD –  I-95 NB in Perryville is currently shutdown due to an accident that has killed one person an possibly injured another.

We are also receiving reports that a Perryville firefighter has been killed. We are checking with authorities to confirm that this is the same incident.

A tweet from the Susquehanna Hose Company appears to confirm the reports of a firefighter’s death.

Traffic still being diverted on to Route 40. I-95 SB is backed up to Route 273 near North East due to onlookers.

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