Six highway workers in Maryland died Wednesday after a car entered a work zone and struck them, state police said.
The crash at the inner loop of Interstate 695, known as the Baltimore Beltway, occurred around 12:40 p.m., Maryland State Police said.
An Acura went in between Jersey barriers, hit the workers and overturned, police said.
The six people killed were contract workers on a state highway construction project, state police said. Police did not identify them, pending notification of next of kin.
The driver, whose identity was not known, was taken to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center for medical treatment, police said.
It wasn’t clear why the car went into the work zone.
Gov. Wes Moore said his office was monitoring the situation. “My heart goes out to the victims and the families affected by the tragic crash on the 695 beltway this afternoon,” he tweeted.
The crash remains under investigation.
Helicopter video from NBC affiliate WBAL of Baltimore showed the overturned Acura surrounded by broken construction materials and other debris between the two parallel Jersey barriers.
Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski also expressed his condolences.
"On behalf of all the residents of Baltimore County, we offer our sincere condolences to the families, friends, and loved ones of those who have lost their lives in today’s tragic crash and my prayers remain with those injured in this horrific incident," he tweeted.