UPDATED: Victims of Fatal Head-On Collision in Deale Identified
Two people were killed and one was flown to Shock Trauma with serious injuries.
Update (6:50 p.m.)—The victims of a fatal head-on collision in Deale on Saturday morning have been identified by the Anne Arundel County Police Department (AACPD).
Sara Cassidy, 32, the driver of one of the vehicles, was pronounced dead upon arrival by paramedics, according to a release from AACPD.
The driver of the other vehicle, Janice Hollabaugh, 43, was trapped and had to be extricated by Anne Arundel County Fire Department personnel. The front-seat passenger of Hollabaugh's vehicle, Frances Shyrock-Hesson, 61, was ejected during the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Hollabaugh was transported by helicopter to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center and was in stable condition as of 6:30 p.m. Saturday, according to the press release.
The crash is still under investigation, but authorities said they believe Cassidy's vehicle drove off the right side of the road into grass. She then over-corrected and drove into the westbound lane, striking Hollabaugh's vehicle head-on, according to the release. It is unknown if excessive speed or alcohol were factors in the crash, the release stated.
The crash occurred sometime before 8 a.m. at the intersection of Maryland Route 258 and Rockhold Creek Road in Deale. When police arrived, they found a green Lexus and a black Honda had collided head-on.
One victim had been ejected from a vehicle, and the other two were pinned inside a vehicle, according to Anne Arundel County Police spokesman Glenn Shanahan.
Traffic on MD 258 was shut down in both directions while the investigation continues, Shanahan said.
Stay tuned for more updates on this breaking story.
Editor's Note: This article has been adjusted to show the incident occurred at Rockhold Creek Road in Deale, MD.