Two people died Saturday, November 26 in a traffic accident along Interstate 70 in Frederick County. Although it was only 5 a.m. on a weekend morning, traffic along the eastbound side of the interstate had already slowed to a stop near New Market due to a partial road closure.
The driver of a white Chevrolet 3500 van failed to stop in time to avoid hitting the back of a Toyota Corolla. The rear-ended Corolla spun out of control and landed in the median of the highway, causing a chain reaction with several other vehicles.
Maryland State Police said that a total of six vehicles and 12 people were involved in the entire accident.
The two victims who died were both passengers in the back seat of the Corolla. Neither Selly Tie Sin Kai, 33, nor Anis Mawi, 46, were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident. Both women were residents of Frederick.
Eight other victims were taken to local hospitals for treatment.
So far, no charges have been filed in the accident, which is still under investigation.
The Frederick accident attorneys at Nickelsporn & Lundin offer their thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of those who were fatally injured in this accident.