MARYLAND CITY, Maryland — A child was killed, and two men were critically injured in a crash Monday evening on Baltimore Washington Parkway, officials said.
In the Northbound Baltimore Washington Parkway firefighters were called, near Route 198, for a crash just before 11 p.m. A 911 caller at the scene told firefighters that she believed a vehicle had run into the median strip and down an embankment, officials said. The vehicle was not visible from the roadway.
After investigating, firefighters found a heavily damaged car down the embankment, wedged between trees on its side, with two men trapped inside, officials said.
Firefighters also found a 6-year-old girl in nearby brush who had been ejected from the vehicle. She declared deceased at the scene, officials said.
Paramedics requested two medevac helicopters for the two trapped occupants.
The driver of the car, a man estimated to be in his late 20s, was freed in about 45 minutes and moved to a United States Park Police medevac helicopter and taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center with critical, life-threatening injuries, officials said.
The passenger of the vehicle, a man also estimated in his late 20s, was extricated 30 minutes later. He was taken by a Maryland State Police medevac helicopter to Shock Trauma with critical, life-threatening injuries, officials said.
The United States Park Police is the primary investigating agency.