Posted on Jan 26, 2013

Maryland State Police are still trying to determine what caused a man to drive into a clearly marked construction zone, where he hit and killed two construction workers.

The two construction workers were putting out orange cones along the left lane of Pulaski Highway (also known as Route 40) in Cecil County the morning of Wednesday, January 9, when the accident occurred.

For reasons unknown, a Ford Focus that was driving in the right lane suddenly crossed into the left lane, an area already marked as a construction zone. The vehicle struck 42-year-old Luis E. Tadeo, a resident of Bowie, Maryland, and 41-year-old Victor Jackson, a Washington DC resident.

Both workers were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which happened around 9:00 a.m. in northeast Maryland, near the exit for Belevedere Road.

The driver of the Ford Focus has not been identified at this time. State police say the man refused medical treatment at the scene of the accident and was brought in for questioning. Thus far, he has not been charged with any crime, however the police continue to investigate the crash.

The accident shut down the highway for four hours while police investigated the scene for any clues. It is not yet known whether speed or alcohol were factors in the Maryland car accident.

State police are still questioning witnesses to the accident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Northeast State Police Barrack at 410-996-7800.

The Maryland wrongful death lawyers of Nickelsporn & Lundin express our deepest sympathies to the families of Mr. Tadeo and Mr. Jackson.

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