UPDATED (2:30 p.m.)—A man died in a Thursday morning accident that tied up traffic for more than an hour on MD Route 22, police said.
Aberdeen police spokesman Lt. Fred Budnick said a man was pronounced dead on the scene after crashing his Nissan Rogue along eastbound MD Route 22 before the U.S. Route 40 overpass.
"The vehicle left the roadway, traveled a distance and struck a tree," Budnick said.
Police are withholding the name of the victim pending notification of next of kin.
The accident closed a stretch of Route 22 from Mount Royal Avenue to Rogers Street, said on their Facebook page. As of 9 a.m., the left lane was getting by the accident scene.
In an early morning post on its Facebook page, the Harford County Fire & EMS Association said that the accident involved a rescue.
Both Aberdeen police and the Harford County Fire & EMS Association indicated the accident was "serious."
Around 9 a.m., MD Route 22 is a primary entryway into . Morning traffic from MD Route 22 was overflowing onto city streets, including West Bel Air Avenue.
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