ELKTON – Maryland State Police are investigating an incident where a woman was struck by a vehicle this morning on I-95 South in Cecil County, according to authorities.
Officials said shortly after 9:30 a.m., troopers from the JFK Memorial Highway Barrack responded to a call of a pedestrian-related crash on I-95 South at Exit 109 in Elkton, Maryland. The victim, identified as a 32-year-old Abingdon, Maryland woman, for unknown reasons, exited her vehicle on the shoulder of the road and entered the highway. Multiple vehicles were able to avoid the victim before she was struck by a box truck shortly thereafter, according to officials.
The driver of the truck remained on the scene. The woman was transported by ambulance to Christiana Hospital in Delaware with life-threatening injuries.
All lanes of I-95 South were closed with traffic getting by on the right shoulder with delays stretching back to the Delaware line. Traffic was being diverted prior to the Delaware toll plaza. The lanes were reopened by 11:50 a.m. No one else was injured as a result of the crash.
The incident remains under investigation by Maryland State Police
Newark/Elkton – At approximately 9:45 this morning rescue crews from Elkton’s Singerly Fire Company, along with Maryland State Troopers responded to I-95 SB at the Maryland/Delaware state line for reports of a pedestrian struck by a box truck.
Initial reports from the scene indicate that a woman was found badly injured and was rushed to Christiana Hospital with a trauma alert.
The accident appears to involve several vehicles including a box truck. It’s unclear if the woman was trying to cross the road or if she was struck after getting out of her car.
No other injuries have been reported at this time.
I-95 SB traffic is down to one lane while Troopers investigate. Avoid the area.