Troopers Identify Woman Who Succumbed To Her Injuries Days After Crash

On Friday, May 10, 2019, at just after 1:00 PM troopers from North East Barack responded to eastbound Pulaski Highway, prior to Old Elk Neck Road in Elkton, Md. for a three-vehicle crash.

The preliminary investigation revealed the operator of a silver 2007 Toyota Camry, a 26-year-old North East, Maryland woman, suffered an apparent medical emergency while approaching the construction zone on Pulaski Highway. The Camry entered into the right lane closure and then eventually swerved back into the left lane, where it struck the rear of a black 2011 Nissan Sentra which was driven by Kristin Griffen, 35,  of North East Maryland.  The Sentra was propelled into the closed right lane where it struck a parked 2017 Peterbilt dump truck.

The Camry driver declined medical assistance from Cecil County Emergency Services at the scene. The driver of the truck, a 35-year-old Elkton man, was uninjured.

Griffen, the operator of the Sentra,  was flown to the University of Maryland, Shock Trauma in Baltimore by an MSP Aviation medevac helicopter where she ultimately succumbed to her injuries on Sunday, May 12th.

The roadway was closed for approximately two (2) hours on Friday during the investigation with the assistance of the State Highway Administration and the Cecil County Fire Police. The Maryland State Police CRASH team will be investigating this collision.

Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is asked to contact the Maryland State Police North East Barrack at 410-996-7800, in reference to case #19MSP019556. Once completed, the investigation will be presented to the Cecil County State’s Attorney’s Office to review for the possibility of charges, officials said.

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Elkton – Just before 1:00 this afternoon Cecil County rescue crews responded to the 900 block of West Pulaski Highway for reports of an injury accident.

Upon arrival, crews reported that a sedan had slammed into the back of a dump trump and immediately requested aviation from the Maryland State Police.

Early reports from the scene indicate that the driver of the sedan is seriously injured.

A second vehicle with heavy damage to the front end was found in the median. The driver of that vehicle is reportedly injured as well.

Command ordered Route 40 shutdown.

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