The Maryland State Police CRASH team is actively investigating a fatal crash that claimed the life of a Caroline County woman yesterday.
Authorities said the preliminary investigation by the Maryland State Police Crash Team indicates that the driver of a 2008 Pontiac Vibe, identified as a 27-year-old, Denton, Maryland woman, was traveling east on Route 404 near the Delaware state line shortly after 12 noon yesterday. For reasons unknown at this time, the woman traveled into the westbound lane into oncoming traffic and was struck by the Chevrolet Suburban.
As a result of the crash, Sheila Beasley, 51, of Denton, Maryland, a relative of the driver, was killed. Beasley, the front seat passenger the Pontiac Vibe, was pronounced deceased at the scene by EMS personnel.
The driver of the 2002 Chevrolet Suburban, a 47-year-old Riverdale, Maryland man had four other occupants with him in the Chevrolet Suburban at the time of the incident. All five occupants were transported by ambulance to area hospitals for treatment of their injuries sustained in the crash. At least three of the occupants in the Suburban are believed to be children.
Beasly and another patient were trapped and had to be extricated by responding rescue crews.
The driver of the 2015 Dodge Dart, a 16-year old girl, was traveling behind the Chevrolet Suburban. She attempted to avoid the crash and swerved into debris in the roadway. She was also transported from the scene by ambulance.
A 2015 Dodge Dart was traveling behind the Chevrolet Suburban.
The roadway was closed for several hours while during the investigation.
Upon completion of the crash investigation, it will be presented to the Caroline County State’s Attorney’s Office for review. Charges are pending.
Police urge anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact Corporal Gore at Easton Barrack at 410-819-4747.
Troopers from the Easton Barrack responded to the crash along with members of the Maryland State Police CRASH team. Personnel from the Denton Volunteer Fire Department and deputies from the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the scene to assist.