Pedestrian Dies in I-95 Morning Crash

Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred this morning in White Marsh.
Troopers from the Maryland State Police JFK Memorial Highway Barrack responded to I-95 South between White Marsh Boulevard and I-695 around 7:20 a.m.for a report of a pedestrian struck on the roadway.

According to a preliminary investigation, a tractor-trailer was parked on the right shoulder of I-95. The pedestrian, identified as Joseph Russell Thomas II, 52, of New York, was wearing a fluorescent vest and was attempting to assist another truck driver with connecting his tractor-trailer to his truck.

At the same time, a 2007 BMW 328i crossed the solid white line, struck the tractor-trailer and Thomas.

Thomas was transported by ambulance to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he was declared deceased. I-95 South was partially closed for about three hours following the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

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