Bay Bridge Crash Investigators Seek Witnesses Of Erratic Speeder
ANNAPOLIS, MD - Police think they found the car and the driver that may have caused this weekend's Bay Bridge Crash.
Detectives are still looking for witnesses to complete their investigation. Charges have not been filed against the driver, whose name was not released.
Officers think a blue 2018 Honda Civic may have contributed to the pileup that involved about 40 vehicles and hospitalized 13 on Saturday.
"To clarify, investigators have this vehicle and have identified the driver," the MDTA Police said Monday on Facebook. "Investigators specifically want to speak with anyone who witnessed the vehicle driving prior to the crash."
Authorities said the sedan was "being driven at high speeds and erratically prior to the crash."
Police said this car was on westbound U.S. Route 50 near the Bay Bridge between 7:30 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. on Saturday. Officers asked anybody with information to call the Maryland Transportation Authority Police at (443) 454-8703.
"This reconstruction is a detailed process that typically takes months to complete as investigators analyze evidence such as interviews, physical evidence, medical records and more," the MDTA Police said. "Additional information will be released as it becomes available. Any potential charges related to the crash are pending the conclusion of the investigation."
The first calls for the Saturday crash came in at 8 a.m., authorities said.
Police think the initial, chain-reaction wreck involved 23 vehicles on the bridge's westbound span.
Roughly 20 other vehicles were involved in a series of secondary crashes, officers said.
Authorities said two patients were hospitalized with serious injuries and 11 others also went to the hospital with less severe wounds. Everybody is expected to survive.
The westbound span reopened around 1:50 p.m. after being closed for about six hours, police said.
The eastbound span remained open throughout the cleanup and alternated between eastbound and westbound traffic, officers said.
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