Regional News – Early this morning, September 7, 2018, at approximately 5:15 a.m., Maryland State Troopers from the North East Barrack responded to the intersection of Pulaski Highway and Delaware Ave in Elkton for a two vehicle collision. Upon their arrival, troopers were notified of two fatalities from one of the vehicles involved.
The preliminary investigation revealed a silver 2011 Honda Civic entered the intersection to make a left turn from southbound Delaware Avenue to eastbound Pulaski Highway with a green light. At the same time, a grey 2017 Dodge Ram pickup truck was traveling westbound on Pulaski Highway when it entered the intersection through a red light and struck the driver’s side of the Honda, according to authorities.
Both occupants of the Honda were pronounced dead by Cecil County Emergency Services medics. The driver of the Honda was identified as Brandon Howe, 27, and his sister was identified as the passenger, Brianna Howe, 20, both of Elkton, Maryland. The driver of the Dodge is identified as Dale Brown, 55, of Perryville, Maryland. Brown refused medical treatment at the scene.
The Maryland State Police Crash Team responded to the scene to complete an investigation, and the State Highway Administration is assisting with the road closure. One lane of east and westbound Pulaski Highway along with southbound Delaware Avenue at the intersection are closed for the investigation. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in this collision, according to authorities.
Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact the North East Barrack at (410) 996-7800. The reference case number 18-MSP-038400.