UPDATE: 1 Dead After Car Goes Airborne From I-95 To I-195

Police say a 20-year-old Joppa man is dead.

UPDATED (3:12 p.m)—A Harford County man was killed Thursday morning when his car went airborne off Interstate 95 and landed on Interstate 195.

According to a news release from Maryland State Police, the crash took place shortly after 7 a.m., when a 2006 Ford Focus struck the left guardrail on northbound I-95. It went airborne, landing in the eastbound lane of I-195, striking a 2002 Chevy Suburban.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known, and the incident remains under investigation.

Kenneth L. Kirst 3rd, the driver of the Ford, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Kirst, 20, lived on the 200 block of Spry Island Road in Joppa.

Kirst was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, police said.

The driver of the Chevy, a 37-year-old Arbutus man, sustained serious injuries and was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma, police said. Police said he is in stable condition.

Police said there were no passengers in either vehicle.

Eastbound Interstate 195 was closed for three hours for debris clean-up, police said.

For live traffic updates, visit the commute page on Patch.

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


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