Victims of fatal Route 40 crash identified

Baltimore County police on Monday identified two people who died when the driver of a 2013 Ford Mustang flipped the vehicle on Route 40, near Martin Boulevard early Sunday.

Emil Antonio Ledesma Vargas, 29, of the 300 block of Endsleigh Avenue, and Josseline Rico-Hernandez, 25, of the 9700 block of Matzon Road, both in Middle River, were pronounced dead at the scene. A third passenger, a 25-year-old male, was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver, Jorge A Estrada Hernandez, 22, of the 300 block of Congressional Court, in Glen Burnie was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He was given citations for alcohol-related traffic offenses. The case is being reviewed by the state's attorney's office.

Police said the crash occurred just before 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Hernandez was speeding east on Route 40, when the Mustang struck a raised concrete median and the support pillar to the bridge overpass for Martin Boulevard, before overturning, police said.

jkanderson@baltsun.com

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