CRAS

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by Robert Lee Sim­mons, 31, of Baltimore, po­lice re­ported.

An am­bu­lance took Sim­mons to Union Hospi­tal in Elk­ton for treat­ment of what in­ves­ti­ga­tors de­scribed as “mi­nor in­juries,”

po­lice said.

Owens, how­ever, had walked away from the crash scene and was last seen head­ing to­ward Hill­top Road, po­lice added, not­ing that in­ves­ti­ga­tors had iden­ti­fied him as the “at-fault” driver in the col­li­sion.

He ap­peared to have been re­turn­ing to the crash scene when he was fa­tally struck by a sport util­ity vehicle, af­ter jump­ing from a truck onto the east­bound lane of

Tele­graph Road, po­lice noted.

“Owens re­ceived a ride in the bed of a Ford F-150, which was trav­el­ing east­bound back to­wards the area of the head-on col­li­sion when, for un­known rea­sons, Owens climbed out of the vehicle,” an MSP spokesman ex­plained.

Af­ter climb­ing out the bed of the pickup truck on Tele­graph Road, Owens was struck near Hill­top Road by an east­bound

2015 Kia Sor­rento driven by Louise Smith, 71, of New Cas­tle, Del., ac­cord­ing to po­lice. Smith was not in­jured, po­lice re­ported. A MSP crash re­con­struc­tion team con­ducted an on-scene in­ves­ti­ga­tion, which forced emer­gency work­ers to close a por­tion of Tele­graph Road for more than an hour.

As of Thurs­day, the fa­tal crash in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­tin­ued.

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