Maryland authorities said that six construction workers were killed in a crash involving a passenger car that crashed into their work zone Wednesday.
The victims were working along the Baltimore beltway on northbound Interstate 695 at Security Boulevard in the Woodlawn area when the car rammed into them at 12:40 p.m., police said.
The construction workers died at the scene while the driver of the car was transported to the University of Maryland Medical Center's Shock Trauma Center in an unknown condition.
“We offer our sincere condolences to the families, friends, and loved ones of those who have lost their lives in today's tragic crash,” Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski said.
Drivers were asked to avoid the scene and authorities closed the beltway in both directions. The cause of the crash is being investigated.