Baltimore County Police are investigating a serious crash, involving multiple vehicles, that led to one fatality and left another injured.

Police responded on March 17, 2019 just after 2 a.m. to a crash in the area of westbound Route 702, west of the exit to southbound IS695. The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2012 Acura RDX was traveling westbound when it left the edge of the roadway and traveled into the median, then reentered the roadway and crossed over both lanes of westbound Route, colliding with a guardrail. 

The Acura RDX ultimately became disabled in the westbound travel lanes of Route 702. A second vehicle, a 2013 Acura TL, struck debris that was in the roadway as a result of the crash, causing it to also became disabled. A third vehicle, a 2005 Toyota Camry, then struck the resting Acura RDX. Finally, a fourth vehicle, a 2014 Hyundai, struck the 2005 Toyota Camry.

The driver of the 2005 Toyota Camry was transported to a local hospital for injuries sustained in the crash and is expected to survive. 

The driver of the Acura RDX was pronounced deceased at the scene. He is identified as Elbert Charles Johns 3rd (32) of the 1400 block of Hadwick Drive, 21221.

This cause of this crash continues to be investigated by members of the Baltimore County Police Department Crash Investigation Team.