Ross Jonathan Micheals, 40, was returning home from his office after grabbing a computer to work from home at around 5:30 a.m. local time. Traveling eastbound on Interstate 70, Micheals hit traffic near the Interstate 270 interchange when the accident occurred.
An 18-wheeler was driving next to Micheals when the driver failed to stop for slowed traffic and slammed on his brakes. Micheals’ car was hit by the truck and it lost control, and he was pushed into the rear of a pickup truck in front of him. NBC Washington reports that Micheals died from injuries at the scene of the wreck.
No charges have been filed against the truck driver, reports NBC Washington, but a reconstruction team is investigating the fatal crash. Micheals’ death marks the 10th traffic fatality in Frederick County in 2016.
The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):