Two Killed In Three Vehicle Crash Monday Morning

Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal three-vehicle crash that occurred this Monday morning in Caroline County.

Shortly before 7 a.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police Easton Barrack responded to the area of Maryland Route 313 (Federalsburg Highway), north of Laurel Grove Road for a report of a multiple-vehicle crash.

Officials said according to a preliminary investigation, a Mazda, operated by Lavonne Bratcher, was attempting to make a left turn onto Laurel Grove Road, when for unknown reasons, a Jeep struck the rear of the Mazda. The Mazda was then struck by a GMC.

Officials said Lavonne Bratcher, 55, and Vincent Bratcher, 56, were both of Hurlock, Maryland. They were pronounced deceased on the scene by Caroline County emergency medical services personnel.

The operator of a Jeep, identified as a 31-year-old Federalsburg, Maryland man, and a passenger, as well as the operator of a GMC, were transported by ambulance to the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton for treatment of their injuries.

The Maryland State Police Crash Team is leading the investigation. Once their investigation is complete, the Crash Team will submit their findings to the Caroline County State’s Attorney’s Office who will decide whether charges will be filed in this case polices aid.

Route 313 was closed for more than three and a half hours for the crash investigation.