Fallston Accident Kills Essex, Bel Air Men

Police say the driver of a Harford County Public Schools vehicle was at fault.

claimed the lives of two men Tuesday morning and closed a portion of MD Route 152 to traffic most of the day.

Police say the accident happened when a utility vehicle crossed the double yellow line on MD Route 152 in the area of Reckord Road, according to , public information officer with the .

The county vehicle, driven by 59-year-old Donald Jones of Bel Air, hit a GMC Terrain head-on and a Jeep, driven by 51-year-old Mike Euler of Fallston hit the GMC from behind, according to Worrell.

The driver of the GMC, 46-year-old Ronald W. Buchholz of Essex, was pronounced dead at the scene, Worrell said. Jones died later that day.

David Walter, Sr., age 36, of Bel Air was a passenger in the public schools work vehicle at the time of the crash. Walter was taken by Joppa Magnolia ambulance to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Maryland for treatment where he remained in stable condition late Tuesday afternoon.

Euler was taken by medevac helicopter to shock trauma. He remained in stable condition there Tuesday afternoon.

, spokesman for Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association, confirmed both deaths late Tuesday morning.

Maryland State Police and Monica Worrell, public information officer with the confirmed only the first death before 11 a.m. Worrell confirmed the second later in the afternoon.

The accident took place around 10:05 a.m. and MD Route 152, or Mountain Road, remained closed to traffic between US Route 1 and Singer Road until almost 4 p.m.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, Worrell said.

Stick with Patch for updates.

Editor's Note: A previous version of this story mistakenly stated which individual died at the scene. The article has been updated to reflect the correct information.

Go O's May 10, 2012 at 02:57 AM
My condolences go out to all families involved. While I hope this wasn't a distracted driving incident, here's a little experiment for everyone to try. The next time you are the first car sitting at a red light, watch the drivers passing by in front of you. I drive for a living and do this all the time. It sometimes becomes comical as more people than not will be on the phone, texting, etc. It also seems to occur more frequently during times when you should be paying the most attention, i.e. downtown, during rush hour, school zones. My favorite is when someone is driving with ear buds in their ears. Those work great for listening to music and blocking out other sounds, like horns, emergency sirens and screeching tires. I saw a driver this morning on the phone with her right hand and holding her check register and pen and steering wheel in her left hand, while driving on rt.40 in rosedale at 8:15 am. Common sense is surely a thing of the past.
truth teller May 11, 2012 at 01:05 AM
Here is what I do not understand, If the family is so certain that this guys crossing the line that killed an innocent man with children was a medical reason. why the hell was he diving a truck in the 1st place? The police investigation has not been completed yet. This has been upsetting me very much.
Really... May 11, 2012 at 03:21 AM
Are you serious? Not that it is confirmed but if it was a medical event that caused the accident do you really think he knew it was going to happen. Do you really believe people know when they are going to have a heart attack, stroke, or seizure?
Ashley May 11, 2012 at 12:44 PM
^ Totally correct. You can't predict a heart attack or seizure or stroke. My boyfriends father had a diabetic seizure on 24 in front of the Bob Evens a few years ago. Caused a 4 car accident because of it. Luckily no one was seriously injured, but it could have gone very differently. These things happen and sometimes there isn't any signs that it's going to happen. That's why they're called accidents.
Ashley May 11, 2012 at 12:47 PM
I take 40 to work every morning, some of the things people do while driving is downright scary. A guy passed me this morning doing about 70 all over his lane, slightly crossing into others, because he was busy reading a newspaper and drinking a coffee.


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