A Frederick man was killed late Monday night in a three-car crash on Interstate-270 south of Frederick, Maryland State Police said.
Peter Anthony Halpert, 47, died when his vehicle was hit by a minivan that crossed the median of I-270 near Bennet Creek at about 9:50 p.m. according to state police Cpl. Todd Hill of the Frederick Barrack.
Halpert was driving a 2012 Ford Escape northbound on I-270 when he was hit by a 2001 Ford Windstar driven by 51-year-old Joseph Grant of Martinsburg, W. Va. Grant’s vehicle crossed the median and struck the Escape as well as a 2005 Lexus RX330, Hill said.
Grant was traveling southbound on I-270 when he lost control of the vehicle and overturned in the median before striking the two other vehicles, he said.
“The road surface was slick,” Hill said. “He failed to reduce speed on the curve in dangerous weather, and it caused him to skid.”
The accident remains under investigation. Police have not determined if drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash, and Hill did not know if any of the drivers were wearing seatbelts.
Grant was in stable condition on Tuesday morning at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, while the driver of the Lexus, Marion Angus Barrie, 60, of Frederick, was released from Frederick Memorial Hospital after evaluation, police said.
The incident closed northbound I-270 for several hours, police said.