A commercial truck transporting oranges overturned on Route 75 in Maryland, colliding with a pickup truck and killing its two passengers, according to the Baltimore Sun. Maryland State Police identified the victims as Hector N.C. Henriquez, 46, and Jose R. Diaz, 54. Henriquez was driving the pickup and Diaz was riding as a passenger. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene. A second passenger in the truck, Jose C. Cedillo, was critically injured and rushed to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with life-threatening injuries after the fatal truck accident.
Police determined the commercial truck driver, Watson Pierre, 34, was speeding. The speed limit on the road was 30 mph. Pierre’s exact speed was not disclosed to the media. Pierre was also injured and rushed to the hospital. After being released from the hospital, police charged Pierre with two counts of criminally negligent homicide and one count of failing to control speed to avoid a collision. Police said that that Pierre “rounded a sharp curve” at high speeds.
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