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'Grave Injuries' Result from Route 40 Crash

The crash was reported Wednesday morning and shut down the highway.

Route 40 at Short Lane was closed in both directions.  (Credit: MapQuest)
Route 40 at Short Lane was closed in both directions. (Credit: MapQuest)
A crash in Aberdeen on US Route 40 closed part of the the highway for approximately four hours Wednesday morning, according to the Coordinated Highways Traffic Response Team.

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Two vehicles were involved in the crash, which resulted in lane closures past Short Lane, according to the highway team.

There was at least one person trapped and someone had grave injuries as a result of the collision, which was reported at 10:25 a.m., Harford County Fire & EMS spokeswoman Jennifer Chenworth Price said.

Two people were taken to a regional trauma center and one person was transported to a local hospital, according to Price.

According to Price, the incident occurred on South Philadelphia Boulevard at Walmart Way.

While the fire department cleared the scene before 11 a.m., Price said that the police department would be investigating and the road would be closed "for an extended period of time."

As of 12:30 p.m., Route 40 westbound was shut down completely and one lane was open eastbound, according to the Coordinated Highways Action Response Team.

The Aberdeen Police Department advised drivers to use an alternate route. Aberdeen police said that a detour would take motorists down Old Philadelphia Road to MD Route 715 to get back on Route 40. Police said the crash was serious, involving a rescue and trauma arrest.

The highway reopened by 2:40 p.m.

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