WEST FRIENDSHIP, Md. - Maryland State Police are still investigating a wrong-way crash that killed a 28-year-old man early this morning.
Police say at about 1:15 a.m., troopers responded to I-70 at the scale house for a report of a serious crash.
The preliminary investigation revealed that Taurence McDonald, 38, driving a pickup truck, was driving the wrong direction on I-70 west, when he hit Timothy Constantinides, 28, head-on in the fast lane.
Constantinides was pronounced dead on the scene.
Police believe McDonald and a female passenger were heading to Catonsville after leaving a friend's house in Reisterstown when McDonald became disoriented and subsequently turned around, heading east in the westbound lanes.
McDonald and his passenger refused medical treatment. Police believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.
Westbound I-70 was closed for about 4 hours.
Criminal and traffic charges against McDonald are pending.
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