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Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 02/16/2012

SUV driver dead after highway crash in Crofton

One man has died after his SUVstruck the back of a tractor-trailer and caught fire Thursday morning in Crofton, Anne Arundel county police said.

 Around 2 a.m., Salvador Enrique Ayala-Mendoza of Crofton was driving southbound on Crain Highway near Waugh Chapel Way. Three passengers, 32-year-old Terranie Rollins of Crofton and two unidentified men, were also in his Ford Explorer.

Ayala-Mendoza attempted to change lanes but lost control of the vehicle, according to a report from Anne Arundel County Police. The Ford Explorer hit the end of a box trailer and caught fire.

Two of the SUV’s passengers left the vehicle and fled the scene on foot. Rollins, a back-seat passenger, exited the vehicle but stayed in the area, the report stated. A spokesperson for Anne Arundel County Police said it is unclear why the two passengers ran.

First responders declared Ayala-Mendoza, 34, dead at the scene. Rollins suffered minor injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital. The tractor-trailer’s driver and passenger were not injured.

 

By Sylvia Carignan  |  01:42 PM ET, 02/16/2012

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