(UPDATE 7:39 p.m.)—A serious accident involving a county vehicle in the Fallston area killed two and closed a portion of MD Route 152 to traffic late Tuesday morning, a fire official said.
, spokesman for Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association, confirmed both deaths late Tuesday morning.
Maryland State Police and Monica Worrell, public information officer with the confirmed only the first death before 11 a.m. Worrell confirmed the second later in the afternoon.
Around 10:05 a.m., a three-vehicle accident occurred in the area of Reckord Road and MD Route 152, or Mountain Road, Gardiner said. Four people were injured in the crash.
The accident involved a county vehicle, a Jeep and a GMC Terrain, according to Worrell.
Two people were trapped as a result of the accident and emergency responders removed the patients from the vehicles within 15 minutes, Gardiner said.
One person was pronounced dead at the scene, while a second was taken to in Bel Air in grave condition, according to Gardiner.
Two other patients were taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for treatment, one was taken by Joppa Magnolia ambulance and the other by medevac helicopter, according to Gardiner.
Gardiner said a second patient died following the accident.
Worrell said the driver of the GMC and an occupant of the county vehicle, a utility truck, were killed in the crash.
The driver of the Jeep, who was flown to shock trauma, was in stable condition Tuesday afternoon. The status of the second occupant of the county vehicle was unknown as of 1:30 p.m.
Information on the victims' identities was not immediately available.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation, Worrell said.
As a result of the crash, Mountain Road was closed to all traffic between US Route 1 and Singer Road until shortly before 4 p.m., according to Worrell and state police. Motorists were encouraged to avoid the area.
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