UPDATED STORY by ML - State Police continue to investigate a crash that left a Greenbelt man dead early this morning on I-95.
Police say around 3:20 this morning a tractor trailer driven by 35 year old Abubaker Jamal of Ohio was traveling northbound from the Maryland line on I-95 and made an illegal U-turn to the southbound side – crossing into the path of a box truck driven by Abodunrin Akinyanju of Greenbelt. The box truck tried to avoid a crash but struck the right rear of the 18-wheeler. The box truck went over on its side with the cargo box emptying its contents on the roadway and the truck righting itself before it stopped.
Akinyanju was pronounced dead at the scene – Jamal was properly restrained and not injured.
DSP News Release: Troopers Continue Investigation into Fatal I-95 Crash, Newark
Location: I-95 Southbound approximately 1.0 mile south of the Delaware Toll Plaza, Newark, DE
Date of Occurrence: Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 3:20 a.m.
• Operator 1: Abodunrin Akinyanju-30 of Greenbelt, MD (Unknown if restrained, pronounced dead at scene)
• Vehicle 1: 2007 Freightliner six wheel box truck hauling plastic bins containing soiled clothing
• Operator 2: Abubaker Jamal-35 of Columbus,