ABINGDON, MD – The Maryland State Police (MSP) is reporting that MSP Troopers are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash in Harford County that claimed the life of a 22-year-old man on Wednesday, April 5, 2023.
The deceased pedestrian is identified as Rajwinder Singh, 22, of Hicksville, New York. Emergency medical service personnel pronounced Singh deceased on the scene. Singh was the driver of a disabled Volvo tractor-trailer parked on the shoulder with hazard lights illuminated at the time of the incident.
The operator of a black 2017 Toyota Camry involved in the crash is identified as Abbas Zaheer, 19, of Roosevelt, New York. Zaheer refused medical treatment on the scene.
Zaheer had three other passengers in the vehicle with him at the time of the crash. All three refused medical treatment at the scene.
Shortly after 6:00 P.M. Wednesday, troopers from the JFK Memorial Highway Barrack responded to the report of a crash involving a pedestrian on southbound I-95 at the 77.6-mile marker in Abingdon.
The preliminary investigation indicates the driver of a tractor trailer, later identified as Singh, was outside of his vehicle while parked on the shoulder.
For reasons unknown at this time, the driver of the Camry traveled out of lane 3 onto the shoulder. Police believe Singh was walking from the rear of the trailer to the tractor when the Camry traveled onto the shoulder and hit him.
Troopers from the JFK Highway Memorial Barrack responded to the scene. Personnel from Harford County Fire and EMS also responded along with Deputies from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office.
Personnel from the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration assisted with the lane closures and detour. Lanes were closed on southbound I-95 for approximately three hours.
The cause and contributing factors of the crash remain under investigation. Charges are pending the outcome of the investigation and consultation with the Harford County State’s Attorney.
Witnesses of the incident are urged to contact the JFK Memorial Highway Barrack at 410-537-1150. The Maryland State Police Crash Team continues the investigation.