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5-year-old boy killed in multi-vehicle crash

Thursday - 12/29/2011, 9:50am  ET

TIMONIUM, Md. - Maryland State Police say a 5-year-old boy has died in a four-vehicle chain-reaction crash on Interstate 83 near Interstate 695 in Timonium.

Troopers say about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, a Jeep Cherokee driven by Devin McKeiver failed to slow for stopped traffic on the ramp from northbound I-83 before I-695and hit the rear of an Acura. The Acura was pushed into a Prius, which was pushed into a Subaru.

All four occupants of the Acura were taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital. Troopers say one occupant, 5-year-old Jake Owen, died of his injuries. The boy's parents and 9-year-old sister remain hospitalized.

Police say McKeiver, the driver of the Jeep, was treated and released at Sinai Hospital.

The accident is under investigation; no charges have been filed.


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