Charges pending in hit-and-run death of truck driver on I-95

By Clarissa Kell-Holland, Land Line staff writer | 7/31/2013

Investigators say alcohol may have played a factor in a deadly hit-and run crash. A 57-year-old truck driver was standing near his disabled rig on the shoulder of Interstate 95 on July 25 near Baltimore, Md., when he was hit.

According to a news release by the Maryland Transportation Authority, Jeffrey R. Anderson of Chicopee, Mass., was killed around 11:20 a.m. after a northbound vehicle on I-95 struck him and then hit his tractor-trailer, as well as a service vehicle that was on-site fixing Anderson’s tire.

The driver of the vehicle then fled the scene.

The MDTA Police release states that Peggy Kathleen Turner, 45, was later stopped several miles from the crash scene. Her 2004 Pontiac had “significant front-end damage consistent with a pedestrian collision.”

On Wednesday, July 30, 1st Sgt. Jonathan Green, public information officer with the MDTA Police, told Land Line that charges against Turner are still pending at this time.

“The charges will not be determined until the Collision Investigation Report is finalized and the State’s Attorney is consulted,” Green said.

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