Bad Weather Leads to Fatal Tractor-Trailer Crash in Baltimore County
Posted on May 17, 2012
A Maryland auto accident involving a tractor-trailer vehicle left three people dead and a fourth injured early morning on Friday, May 4, 2012.
According to reports from the Baltimore County police, foggy, wet weather were contributors in the fatal accident.
The crash occurred a few minutes after 6:00 a.m. when Daniel Kenneth Jagodzinski, age 26, was driving along Jarrettsville Pike in the 12600 block radius in Phoenix and lost control of his car.
The vehicle crossed the center lane and veered into oncoming traffic, crashing head-on into a tractor-trailer that was loaded down with milk.
The impact of the crash sent the car tipping over and landing on the driver’s side. Jagodzinski was pronounced dead at the scene, as was his front-seat passenger, 24-year-old Keith Sheldon Weimer Jr. Both were residents of Dundalk.
The back-seat passenger, 25-year-old Justin Christian Malone, was rushed to a nearby shock trauma center, but the Bel Air resident was pronounced dead at 12:30 p.m.
The impact of the crash also sent the tractor-trailer off the road and into a nearby tree. The driver, 43-year-old Timothy Shawn Fitzgerald, suffered injuries and was taken to Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. Fitzgerald is a resident of Pennsylvania.
A preliminary report by Baltimore County police shows that Jagodzinski caused the crash. Alcohol is not suspected in the accident, and police noted that foggy conditions had left the road wet and slippery.
Police closed local roads for several hours to conduct an investigation and clean up the accident.
The attorneys at Nickelsporn and Lundin express their condolences to the loved ones of Daniel Jagodzinski, Keith Weimer, and Justin Malone. We wish a speedy recovery to Timothy Fitzgerald.