Troopers Identify 22-Year-Old Man Killed In Route 273 Accident, Two Others To Hospital

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North East, Md. – On March 19, 2018 just before 8:00 AM, troopers from the Maryland State Police’s North East Barrack responded to the area of Telegraph Road (MD 273) and Dr. Miller Road in North East for a three vehicle collision, according to police.

Oddicials said the preliminary investigation revealed a maroon Saturn SL operated by Mr. Noah Norona, 22-years-old, from Elkton, MD, and a grey Ford Escape, driven by Mr. Ryan Prince, 27-years-old, from North East, MD, were traveling westbound on Telegraph Road approaching Dr. Miller Road. The Saturn slowed and attempted to turn left onto Dr. Miller Road, when it was rear-ended by the Ford, according to police. As a result of that collision, the Saturn spun into the eastbound lane of Telegraph Road where it was struck by a black Chevrolet Silverado driven by Mr. Leif King, 41-years-old from Rising Sun. MD.

The driver of the Saturn, Mr. Norona, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Cecil County Emergency Services medics. Mr. Prince was transported to Christiana Hospital, and Mr. King was transported to Union Hospital for injuries sustained in the collision.

A Maryland State Police reconstructionist responded to the scene for the investigation, and the State Highway Administration assisted with the road closure. The intersection of Telegraph Road and Dr. Miller Road was closed in all directions for approximately 2.5 hours.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact the North East Barrack reference case number 18-MSP-011791.

Charges may be pending after the investigation is completed and consultation with the Cecil County State’s Attorney’s Office, according to police.

Orginal Breaking Report

North East, Md. – Just after 8:00 this morning rescue crews with the Community Fire Company of Rising Sun, along with Maryland State Troopers responded to the intersection of Route 273 @ Dr Miller Road for reports of vehicle accident with entrapment.

Upon arrival crews found three vehicles with heavy damage and at least one patient with undetermined injuries. It’s believed that patient was transported by ground.

Reports from the scene indicate that two other patients were evaluated. It’s unclear if they were transported at this time.

Route 273 is currently closed in both directions between Route 272 and Blue Ball Road.

Maryland State Police are investigating.

Correction: A previous headline stated that a woman was killed in the accident, that was incorrect.

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