On Thursday night around 10:30pm, former 92Q Intern and Morgan State University student, Julian Benson was killed in an auto accident in Fells Point, MD.
Julian Benson was the 2010 Mr. Morgan, according to university spokesman Clinton R. Coleman, and was a popular student on campus. He was studying telecommunications and had interned for two years in the communications department at the Maryland Transit Administration. School officials said he had two classes remaining before graduating.
“This is incredibly sad to learn about,” said Jawauna Greene, the director of communications for the MTA. “It’s devastating. He smiled all the time, from ear to ear. The first day he came in for an interview, we hired him.”
Baltimore police said Benson was driving a Dodge Durango north on South Broadway when the accident occurred about 10:30 p.m. Thursday. Police said the Dodge collided with a Mitsubishi Eclipse.
Detective Jeremy Silbert, a city police spokesman, said investigators think one of the vehicles was speeding. Police are trying to determine whether one vehicle went through a red light at the intersection, he said.
Benson, whose address was listed by police as Somerdale, N.J., died at Johns Hopkins Hospital. A front-seat passenger in the Mitsubishi, identified as Zoey Crumpton, 18, of Baltimore, also died at Hopkins, according to police. Silbert said a passenger in the Dodge and the driver of the Mitsubishi suffered minor injuries. They were not identified.
The police spokesman said investigators are interviewing several witnesses to the accident.
Julian went on to help the MTA come up with the slogan, “Ride, Respect, Relax”. He also was the last intern with the Big Phat Morning Show before their show was cut at 92Q.