Driver in Thursday’s I-95 crash still hospitalized

Interstate 95 Driver in Thursdays I 95 crash still hospitalizedUPDATE: The Maryland State Police have issued a correction indicating that the driver, Loran R. Hector, has NOT died of his injuries. He is still being treated for his injuries.

Again, Loran Hector has is NOT dead, according to a revised press released from police.

We apologize for the confusion.

Original story below…

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The driver of a car that was hit by tractor trailers on Interstate 95 on Thursday morning has died.

Loran R. Hector, 50, of Lanham, died of his injuries on Friday.

Hector was driving a Toyota Corolla that slowed down just after 4 a.m. on Thursday morning in the southbound lanes of I-95 between Caton Avenue and I-695.

“Preliminarily, the investigation has revealed that the passenger vehicle was either stopping or slowing in the travel portion. He was struck in the rear by one of the tractor trailers, then struck again by another tractor trailer,” said Sgt. Marc Black with the Maryland State Police.

The driver of the first truck has been identified as Mazec Kazimierz, 60, of Florida. The driver of the second truck has been identified as James W. Tisdale, 45, of Baltimore.  Both men refused medical treatment.

Tisalde was driving a Peterbilt truck, which overturned and began to spill fuel onto the highway.

“When you deal with a fuel spill, there’s a safety issue that comes into play, something could ignite that fuel, it could cause additional accidents because it’s slippery, things of that nature. So, for safety reasons and per protocol, we shut down the roadway and make sure it’s safe so we don’t have additional injuries, crashes or incidents,” Black said.

Southbound I-95 was shut down for about five hours due to the crash.

Anyone with additional information on the accident is asked to call the Maryland State Police Golden Ring Barrack at 410-780-2700.

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