State Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Dundalk

Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Friday morning in Dundalk.

Troopers from the Maryland State Police Golden Ring Barrack responded to a report of a vehicle off the road in the area of Interstate 695 East near Cove Road around 4:30 a.m.

According to a preliminary investigation, a female driving a 2007 Chevy Cobalt exited the right side of the road for unknown reasons and struck a guardrail.

After crashing, the vehicle caught fire with the victim trapped inside. The driver, whose identity has not been confirmed, was pronounced deceased at the scene by responding Baltimore County emergency medical service providers.

Troopers are working to identify the driver and locate any possible witnesses. The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration assisted at the scene with traffic delays as the right lane and shoulder were closed for about three hours before being reopened shortly before 8 a.m.