Three killed in Cecil crashes
Woman killed in head-on crash Sat.
— In just under a week, the county saw three fatal vehicle crashes after a single-vehicle crash occurred in south of Elkton Tuesday evening.
At about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office responded to an accident in which an SUV struck a utility pole on Williams Road, just east of the Hutton Road intersection, reported Lt. Michael Holmes, a Cecil County Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
As of Tuesday night at press time, few details on the crash were available, including how many people were in the vehicle or details on the victim, Holmes said.
Over the weekend, a motorist traveling the wrong direction on a two-lane road crashed head-on into a car, killing his passenger and injuring four others, including himself, police also reported.
The collision occurred about 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the 2100 block of Oldfield Point Road, southwest of Elkton, reported Holmes.
the victim as Rachel Viola Morton, a 29-year-old Newark, Del., woman who was a front-seat passenger in a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu driven by William Richard Difebo, 36, also of Newark.
A Maryland State Police helicopter flew Morton to Christiana Hospital in Delaware, where she was pronounced dead shortly after arriving there, police said.
Another MSP helicopter flew Difebo to University of Maryland’s Shock Trauma Unit in Baltimore, where he was listed in “serious but stable” condition late Monday morning, police added.
Difebo was driving the Malibu in the northbound lane of Oldfield Point Road — but was heading south — when his car crashed head-on into a northbound 2015 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Julian Brown, 63, of Wilmington, Del., according to Holmes.
Brown and his two passengers — Karla Petersen
Brown, 51, who was in the front seat, and Rebecca Kylie Brown, 18, who was in a rear seat, also both of Wilmington — suffered minor injuries, police said.
Ambulances transported all three to Union Hospital in Elkton, where they were treated and later discharged, police added.
As of late Monday morning, the fatal head-on collision remained under investigation and no charges had been filed, Holmes reported. CCSO Dfc. William Muller is handling the investigation, according to Holmes.
Just two days before Saturday’s fatal crash, another fatal Cecil County traffic accident occurred.
About 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning, Allahjah Leon Sorden, 19, of Elkton, was killed when his 1997 Honda CR-9 motorcycle crashed into a 2005 Sierra pickup truck on Augustine Herman Highway, south of Chesapeake City, police reported.
Sorden was a 2015 allcounty pole vaulter on the Elkton High School track team.