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UPDATE: (January 29, 1:30 p.m.)

Two patients involved in a two-vehicle crash in which a commercial truck ran into a house in Upperco have been flown to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center injuries that are serious but probably not life-threatening.

Police and Fire units were dispatched to the 15400 block of Hanover Pike (Md. 30), near the Sportsman's Hall roller rink, at 10:06 a.m. The Arcadia Volunteer Fire Co. was first on the scene and found that a large commercial box truck had crashed into a home that sits close to the road. One man, the driver, was trapped in the truck.

The driver of the second vehicle, a Honda Prelude, also was trapped. At 10:14 a.m., fire officials called for a heavy rescue assignment, and within minutes crews were able to free both men from the vehicles. The truck driver was extricated at 10:27 a.m.; the driver of the car was freed at 10:33 a.m.

The BCoPD Crash Team investigation has begun. The truck was traveling north on Hanover Pike and the car was traveling south on Hanover Pike. The chain of events is unclear at this early stage of the investigation. 

BCoFD hazmat crews removed the fuel from the vehicle to prevent spillage. BCoFD's Urban Search and Rescue Unit was assigned to shore up the seriously damaged house in an effort to prevent a dangerous collapse. County building inspectors will determine whether the home should be declared unsafe.

Route 30 remains closed at this time. Motorists should avoid the area.

Twenty-two pieces of fire equipment, including units from Carroll County, responded to this call.

UPDATE (January 29 11:27 a.m.):

Two people are being flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center by Maryland State Police medivac helicopter. Their current conditions are unknown.

The truck involved is a 16 foot box truck.

Original release (January 29 10:47 a.m.):

At 10:06 a.m., Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the area of Hanover Pike (Route 30) and Emory Road for a report of a vehicle into a house.

When personnel arrived on the scene, they found that a commercial vehicle had struck a home in the 15400 block of Hanover Pike and two people were trapped. Both persons have since been extricated. The truck went approximately 15 feet into the home which appears to be vacant.

One person is being flown to an area hospital by State Police Medivac Helicopter.

Crash Team and building inspectors are en route to the scene. The Baltimore County Fire Department Urban Search and Rescue Team is responding to shore up the home.

Hanover Pike is shut down in both directions in the area of Emory Road. Motorists are advised to find an alternate route around the area.

Baltimore County Police are investigating a Thursday morning crash in Halethorpe that left two people seriously injured.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that at around 11:12 a.m., a 2003 Mazda 6 was traveling north-bound on Washington Boulevard approaching Halethorpe Farms Road. A 2013 Hyundai Elantra had been traveling west-bound on Halethorpe Farms Road and was crossing over Washington Boulevard to continue west-bound on Selma Avenue. The Mazda stuck the Hyundai on the front driver’s side, continued north-bound, and struck a utility pole in front of Baltimore County Fire Department Station #5.

The driver and passenger of the Mazda 6 were ejected from the vehicle. Both were taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Hyundai Elantra was treated for pain at Baltimore County Fire Department Station #5.

The driver of the Mazda 6 has been identified as 29-year-old Jason Langeluttig of the 500 Block of Crain Hwy in Glen Burnie. The passenger in the Mazda 6 has been identified as 25-year-old Ashley Emery of the 700 Block of Baylor Rd in Glen Burnie.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department Crash Team. When the Crash Team is done its investigation, the report will be presented to the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office. The State’s Attorney will review the investigation and decide if any charges will be brought.

A 23-year-old Hampstead man was killed early this morning in a single-vehicle crash in the 19000 block of Brick Store Road, near Hampstead.

Michael T. Harris, 23, of the 2100 block of Cape Horn Road, was declared dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred at about 1:50 a.m.

BCoPD Crash Team investigators say Harris lost control of the 1993 Acura Integra he was driving. The car left the roadway and crashed into a tree. It is not clear what caused Harris to lose control of the car. The investigation remains active.

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