UPDATE: Route 40 Reopened after Crash near Riverside

The crash was reported before 1 p.m. Saturday.

UPDATE (4:45 p.m.)—All lanes are clear on eastbound US Route 40 after a fatal crash Saturday afternoon on Mitchell Lane at Pulaski Highway.

The Aberdeen Police Department said at 12:42 p.m. that there was a crash requiring a rescue, advising drivers to expect delays and exercise caution in the area.

At 1:03 p.m, the Maryland Department of Transportation reported that all eastbound lanes of Route 40 had been shut down between MD Route 543 and Spesutia Road for investigation after a collision. 

Laura February 02, 2013 at 06:44 PM
We passed by right after it happened. It looked really bad. We are praying for the person that was in the car....
stacy gore February 02, 2013 at 09:19 PM
I was there b4 the police and the guy was dead and I wish I didnt see what I did cause its stuck in my head
Stevie Lee February 02, 2013 at 09:47 PM
My wife saw the crash in her rearview mirror.2 cars racing at a High Rate of speed. The car that crashed tried to make U turn and slammed into the median on the passenger side.
whocares February 02, 2013 at 11:18 PM
Yeah he died my fiance was friends with him.
Michelle Z. February 02, 2013 at 11:20 PM
OMG!! Praying for the families!!
Stevie Lee February 03, 2013 at 12:14 AM
So Sorry! Please pray for all involved.
Nosyneighbor February 03, 2013 at 01:28 AM
Probably not the best idea to publicize his name on a public forum until his name is released by the police. His family may not know yet and this is probably not the best way to find out that kind of information. That being said.... So very sorry for the family's loss.
Sean Welsh February 03, 2013 at 02:01 AM
A comment by user "Thomas Edmonston" has been deleted. Please do not identify individuals in comments, in the event family has not been notified. To submit tips to Patch reporters to verify, you can email harfordcountymd@patch.com Thanks, Sean
lisa February 03, 2013 at 04:03 AM
A boy from baltimore died
Elizabeth Janney (Editor) February 03, 2013 at 04:03 AM
We have posted a new article identifying the driver: http://patch.com/A-1996
sibling February 08, 2013 at 01:40 AM
Considering his family did not know it was very rude to be posting it across the internet. & if you dont know what your talking about please dont tell story cause he wasn't trying to U turn and they weren't racing his tire blew, he lost control, and his car turned sideways.
Stevie Lee February 08, 2013 at 04:37 AM
Only shared what was witnessed.


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