Posted on Aug 31, 2012

One person is dead and another is in the hospital with serious injuries following a Maryland truck accident that occurred the afternoon of Sunday, August 12.

According to the report from Maryland State Police, a 2009 Subaru vehicle rear-ended a large tractor-trailer truck around 3:20 p.m. near the intersection of Bennett Creek. Both vehicles were traveling southbound along Interstate 270 near the city of Urbana when the accident occurred.

The female adult driver died upon impact of the crash. Her passenger, an adult male, was rushed via Maryland State Police helicopter to R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with serious injuries. It is not yet known whether those injuries are life-threatening.

So far state police have not released the names of the two people because their families have not yet been notified.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was identified as Charles Henry Cooke, a resident of Hampton, Virginia. He was not injured in the Frederick County accident.

State police shut down a portion of southbound I-270 for several hours to conduct an accident investigation of the crash. They have not said yet what they think caused the woman to crash into the back of the truck, but the investigation is still ongoing.

The Frederick County personal injury lawyers of Nickelsporn and Lundin express our deepest sympathies to the families and friends affected by this tragic accident.

UPDATE: Maryland State Police have identified the couple involved in the crash as Tracy Reuschel, 60, and James Henry Reuschel, 64. Tracy was killed instantly in the Sunday crash. Her husband died Tuesday of injuries he sustained in the accident. The couple lived in Gaithersburg.

Read More About Woman Dies, Man Injured in Maryland Truck Accident on Interstate...