Baltimore Native, Musician Dies from Injuries in Maryland Truck Crash
Posted on Aug 21, 2012
A local man died of injuries he received in a Maryland truck accident after his vehicle crashed into the back of a concrete truck along the interstate the afternoon of Monday, July 16.
Vincent Thomas DiPaula, age 55, was driving his express van northbound on I-795 between Owings Mills Boulevard and Franklin Boulevard around 1:45 p.m. when the accident occurred. For reasons unknown, he lost control of the van and smashed into the rear of a commercial truck carrying concrete.
Emergency personnel who responded to the scene of the accident had to extricate DiPaula from his vehicle. A helicopter rushed him to the nearest University of Maryland’s Shock Trauma Center, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Police closed both sides of the highway in order to allow the helicopter to land. The northbound lanes were closed for several hours while an accident reconstruction team worked to investigate the crash and clean up the scene of the accident.
Maryland State Police do not know yet what caused the accident, which is still under investigation. At this time, there are no pending charges in the crash.
DiPaula, born in Baltimore, was a resident of Reisterstown and the owner of All About Chimneys. He was well-known in the Baltimore area for his musical talents. DiPaula is survived by his mother, one son, two sisters, and one brother. His family requested that memorials be sent to the Humane Society of Baltimore.
The Maryland personal injury attorneys of Nickelsporn and Lundin extend our deepest condolences to the family of Mr. DiPaula.