Newark woman, 29, killed in Maryland crash
A Newark woman was killed Saturday night in a wrong-way, headon collision near Elkton, Md., police reported.
The crash occurred about 7:30 p.m. in the 2100 block of Oldfield Point Road, southwest of Elkton, reported Lt. Michael Holmes, a Ce- cil County Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
Investigators identified the victim as Rachel Viola Morton, 29, who was a front-seat passenger in a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu driven by William Richard Difebo, 36, also of Newark.
A helicopter flew Morton to Christiana Hospital, where she died a short time later, police said.
Another helicopter flew Difebo to University of Maryland’s Shock Trauma Unit in Baltimore, where he was listed in “serious but stable” condition, 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, 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 – suffered minor injuries, police said.
Ambulances took all three to Union Hospital in Elkton, where they were treated and later discharged, police added.
The crash remains under investigation, and no charges have been filed, Holmes reported.
According to an obituary released by her family, Morton was a 2005 graduate of Newark High School and earned a degree in psychology from Wilmington University. She worked as a teacher’s assistant at Tutor Time daycare.