A 7-year-old boy is dead after his family’s vehicle was struck by another car while pulled over on I-83 on Saturday morning, Maryland State Police said.
The victim was identified as Brian Smith III, of New York.
Police said their preliminary investigation determined the family of five was traveling southbound on I-83, north of Belfast Road, around 6:15 a.m. when their vehicle pulled to the shoulder so the father could tend to a child in the backseat.
Another vehicle struck the rear of their car. Its driver was identified by police as William Blake, 20, of Reisterstown. Police said charges were pending. Blake was not injured.