UPDATE: Fire Official Confirms 2 Dead in Fallston Accident

The three-vehicle accident occurred at Reckord and Mountain Roads in Fallston.

(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.

Stick with Patch for updates.

Hazzard Native May 08, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Prayers sent and sending.
Beth Buffy Garrett May 08, 2012 at 03:51 PM
This mother appreciates you listing the vehicle types ASAP.
Rodney Urand May 08, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Thanks for being on top of this story Kirsten, I have family in that area but they are safe.
Ashley May 08, 2012 at 03:52 PM
So sad. There have been so many fatal accidents in the area lately. There were the two on Jarrettsville Pike just a few days ago.
Karen H Lockwood May 08, 2012 at 04:42 PM
I was just in that area and the accident was an awful one. I wish the other drivers would behave respectfully. Yes, it's an inconvenience to be in traffic and be detoured but it is nothing compared to what the people involved in the accident and their families will be going through.
Vogue21040 May 08, 2012 at 04:49 PM
I drive 152 to Jarretsville Pike EVERYDAY to avoid the stress of driving on the 695 Beltway.... with the deaths on Jarretsville last week and these 2 deaths ( reported 3 elsewhere) today, Im totally stressed out.....There has been contruction on 152 towards Fallston this week.... folks are so impatient. its ridiculous. I just read elsewhere that one of the fatalities was a HCPS employee driving the white truck....
Wings May 08, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Exploreharford.com has pictures.. the one car you can't even tell what it is. It's horrible.
Hazzard Native May 08, 2012 at 05:20 PM
It is not a good idea to be this specific about a fatality until you are 100% positive that the next of kin has been notified.
Vogue21040 May 08, 2012 at 05:38 PM
you DO realize Kristin reported it above and its plastered all over other news outlets? Im sure the officials wouldnt release info without notifying all pertinent parties http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/harford/news/ph-ag-fallston-fatal-0509-20120508,0,1319832.story "The truck involved is a facilities vehicle operated by the Harford County Public Schools, school system spokesperson Teri Kranefeld confirmed. "
Kristine May 08, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Vogue21040, It does not state which vehicle(s) the deceased was in. Just that this vehicle was involved. Your statement is going to scare families.
Hazzard Native May 08, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Yes, I DO realize Kristin reported it. And I DO realize it is all over other news outlets. Just because another outlet posted pics, does not mean it is right. It is one thing to say that a certain type of vehicle was involved, it is another to describe that particular vehicle as having a fatality. There is a fine line between responsible reporting and allowing information to be conveyed that could inflict emotional harm. Some folks will be grieving either way, and they will find out soon enough, I just hope they don't find out from an irresponsible news source or gossping commentor.
Ashley May 08, 2012 at 06:23 PM
What she said is true though. The person driving the GMC and the person driving the utility truck have been confirmed dead. http://www.wbaltv.com/news/maryland/harford-county/2-killed-in-Fallston-multivehicle-crash/-/10635956/12832100/-/153ixgcz/-/index.html
Hazzard Native May 08, 2012 at 06:32 PM
^^^She posted it at 12:49 PM.
Ashley May 08, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Okay? The information was still correct. The articles have been all over the place with details. Quite honestly looking at the photos it doesn't take a genius to guess who made it and who didn't. I was simply pointing out the the information was correct.
Vogue21040 May 08, 2012 at 06:55 PM
I am NOT a gossiping commentor, nor am I a troublemaking one... I reposted what I read elsewhere as confirmed.... at 12:49 perhaps because thats when I read it elsewhere.... thats not irresponsible, simply rendering information that more reliable and obviously quicker news outlets had been publishing. Stop bashing me and move on
Holly May 08, 2012 at 06:57 PM
Traffic is still a mess as they investigate. Wonder why Harford Co cops don't help with traffic issues for all these detour routes as it has been hours with traffic all over.
Vogue21040 May 08, 2012 at 07:01 PM
it was at least 6 hours after the accident before Jarrestville Pike re-opened last week.... I have no idea what they do that takes so long but its raining pretty heavily in the vicinity now so my guess is rush hour traffic is doomed....
Amber May 08, 2012 at 07:34 PM
The fact of the matter is that two families lost loved ones today. Names weren't mentioned. Bashing others is not necessary. Prayers and sincerity should be going to those involved in this tragedy. I know where my thoughts and prayers are going. Is a sad sad day. My prayers go to all involved.
darlene May 08, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Is the road opened yet? I go past that area everyday. I live on Mountain Rd. Also, my prayers go out to all involved and their families....
darlene May 08, 2012 at 07:38 PM
Ashley May 08, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Well said Amber.
Maria Christina Papparotto May 08, 2012 at 08:04 PM
The road is now open
Old Skool May 08, 2012 at 08:48 PM
The reason it takes so long to re-open the road is because on all fatal accidents the State Police conduct a thorough investigation to figure out what happened. Sorry a few were inconvienced but think about the families of the 2 people killed. As far as posting info goes you can listen to Radio Reference .com and hear everything while it's going on. If you know the lingo you can easily figure it out. I have been a member of the local volunteer fire company for 29 years and that section of 152 between Rt. 1 & Old Joppa Road has had it's share of fatalities over the years.
Mary-Beth Patterson May 08, 2012 at 09:25 PM
This is such a tragic accident. Thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones of those involved. There are many dangerous intersections in Harford County. People need to be more careful, drive the speed limits and pay attention. My son plays baseball at the ball field located at the intersection. Everyone needs to slow the hell down and be more courteous. So what if someone gets a bit ahead of you...what's the big damn deal? Allow cars to turn onto busy intersections...don't speed up and not allow them in. Don't block intersections so you can get through the light..which is now red! You will get there...may be a few minutes late - or leave earlier. Just as long as you get there that is all that matters. Seems drivers have gotten more and more rude over the yeas. This "me, me, me" mentality is dangerous. Many times I have my blinker on to change lanes, etc...just to have the other driver speed up and cut me off. Just not worth it to me. Go ahead...get one or two cars ahead of me. I will meet you at the red light.
Terry May 08, 2012 at 09:34 PM
Whenever there is a serious, or fatal, accident, the road is closed until a complete investigation into the cause of the accident is completed. There is no "normal" amount of time that it takes to conclude the on-scene investigation. WHen the road must be closed down, it is normal for SHA (for State roads) or County Highways (for County roads) to respond with signs blocking those roads involved. This releases any additional law enforcement officers and enables them to respond to other calls. People just have to be patient during these situations, as those law enforcement officers have a tremendous, heart-breaking task to perform. Think about it for a minute......
Amber May 08, 2012 at 09:43 PM
My husband was a friend of the deceased. Is such a tragedy. Driving is dangerous period. Doesn't matter what road, what intersection. Anything can happen in the blink of an eye. The crash was head on. No one knows the circumstances as to what happened yet. Whether speed was a factor or not. Right now prayers and thoughts are with those involved in this awful, awful tragedy.
KT May 09, 2012 at 12:16 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with all victims and families involved, this was a horrible tragedy. Remember that editors and reporters report information provided to them by the fire and police companies, other news sources have already released all names and preliminary police findings.
Mary K May 09, 2012 at 09:41 PM
You don't know what happen, the driver of the HCPS vehicle could had a medical issue, So don't judge yet. And start with speed. He was a great man. Been with HCPS for 20 years, We are all family, My thoughts goes out to everyone involved.
Mary K May 09, 2012 at 09:42 PM
You are right on the nose Karen.
Amber May 10, 2012 at 12:36 AM
Thank you!


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