Car Accident Victim Killed on Furnace Road and Huntfield Way

78-Year-Old Man Dead in Crash on Route 165 in Harford County

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A 328i BMW and a Dump Truck Collide In a Fatal Car Crash Resulting in Death

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Tragically close to 1pm, a fatal collision took place in Harford County on Thursday afternoon. Reports state that a car collided with a dump truck on Rt. 165 near Furnace Road and Huntfield Way. Officers from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office immediately rushed to the scene of the accident.

The driver of a BMW 328i, identified as John Derwart, 78, lost his life in a collision with the construction vehicle. Scott Thommen, 54, was behind the wheel of the construction vehicle, skillfully maneuvering through a work zone when the accident occurred. The unfortunate incident took place with no passengers in the construction vehicle, while Joan Bridges, 81, was in the BMW at the time of the crash. Thankfully, Bridges was taken to a nearby hospital for a precautionary check-up. 

The Crash Team is working tirelessly to determine the cause of the accident. Despite the unfortunate incident, the community can rest assured that the dedicated law enforcement officials are doing everything in their power to provide answers and prevent future accidents from occurring. It’s a reminder of the importance of safety measures when maneuvering around work zones and the consequences of vehicular accidents. Our sincerest condolences and thoughts go out to the Derwart family and all of those affected by this terrible accident.  

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