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Parkville Woman Killed in Crash on I-695

A passerby helped two people escape the vehicle as it caught on fire.

The fatal crash on Interstate 695 occurred near Park Heights Avenue Saturday evening.
The fatal crash on Interstate 695 occurred near Park Heights Avenue Saturday evening.
Two Parkville residents were reportedly involved in a crash on Interstate 695 Saturday evening that left one dead.

Jean Harvey Hepner, 91, of Parkville, was pronounced dead at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center after a collision on I-695 near Park Heights Avenue, according to WJZ.

Hepner was a passenger in the Toyota Camry that collided with an SUV on the beltway, then spun out of control after 6:30 p.m., according to WBAL TV.

Virgil Ruben Carlson, 91, of Parkville, was driving the Toyota, which hit the concrete barrier on the right side of the highway twice, ricocheted over to the barrier on the left side and came to rest, WBAL TV said.
 
A motorist on the highway pulled over and helped Hepner and Carlson get out of the vehicle as it caught fire, according to Fox 45.

Hepner was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Carlson was injured, WJZ reported.

The driver of the other vehicle, a Nissan Rogue, was not injured, according to WJZ.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash may contact Maryland State Police at 410-780-2700.

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