Officials Identify Six Workers Killed In I-695 Accident Near Baltimore

Maryland State Police have identified the six highway workers involved in the fatal pedestrian crash on Interstate 695 Wednesday.

Emergency medical personnel from the Baltimore County Fire Department pronounced six contractual highway workers deceased on the scene. The victims are identified as:

Rolando Ruiz, 46, of Laurel, Maryland

Carlos Orlando Villatoro Escobar, 43, of Frederick, Maryland

Jose Armando Escobar, 52, of Frederick, Maryland

Mahlon Simmons III, 31, of Union Bridge, Maryland

Mahlon Simmons II, 52, of Union Bridge, Maryland

Sybil Lee Dimaggio, 46, of Glen Burnie, Maryland

The 54-year-old Randallstown, Maryland woman remains at Shock Trauma where she is currently receiving medical treatment. She was the driver and sole occupant of a 2017 Acura TLX involved in the crash.

A 20-year-old Windsor Mill, Maryland man was uninjured in the crash. He was the driver of a 2017 Volkswagen, the second vehicle involved in the crash. He stopped his vehicle north of the scene on I-695 where his vehicle became disabled.

The preliminary investigation indicates the driver of the Acura was traveling in lane 2 at about 12:40 p.m. when she attempted to change lanes.  As Lea attempted to move into lane 1, police believe her vehicle struck the front corner panel on the passenger side of the Volkswagen. Crash Team investigators believe this caused the Acura to lose control and subsequently travel through the barrier opening into the work zone and overturned police said. The construction workers were working in an active work zone on the left shoulder of the inner loop of I-695 in Baltimore County when the incident occurred.

Maryland State Police from the Golden Ring Barrack and the Traffic Incident Management Section responded to the scene. Officers from the Baltimore County Police Department also responded to assist. Investigators from the Maryland Department of Transportation Occupational Safety Office, Maryland Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are working in coordination with the Maryland State Police Crash Team.

Once the investigation is complete, the Crash Team will submit its findings to the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office for review to determine whether charges will be filed police said.