Three killed in Route 213 crash
CENTREVILLE — Three people were killed and one was injured in a two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon in Queen Anne’s County.
Maryland State Police reported that Amelia J. Sichler, 25, of Elkridge, and Samantha N. Roark, 21, of Still Pond, were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash near Centreville and that Thomas B. Mozingo, 20, of Centreville, died at Christiana Hospital in Delaware.
Mozingo initially was transported by ambulance to Shore Medical Center in Chestertown.
The injured person, identified as John P. Ford, 25, of Odenton, was transported by ambulance to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
He was listed in serious condition Monday, according to a hospital spokesman.
The crash occurred shortly before 3:30 p.m. on state Route 213, north of Clanahan Shop Road. When troopers from the Centreville Barracks arrived, they found two vehicles had collided on the shoulder of Route 213 north, according to a Maryland State Police news release.
The preliminar y investigation indicates that Mozingo was driving a 2013 Dodge Dart south on Route 213, just north of Clanahan Shop Road. Roark was his passenger.
Ford was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Cobalt north on Route 213. His passenger was Sichler.
A witness told police that Mozingo had just passed a vehicle on the shoulder. He apparently moved back back into the travel lane and then attempted to pass the next vehicle on the left, in a no-passing zone, according to the news release.
Evidence gathered at the scene indicates that as Ford was approaching, he saw Mozingo attempting to pass and took evasive action by moving to the far right portion of the northbound shoulder of the highway, according to police.
Despite Ford’s efforts, his car was struck by Mozingo’s vehicle on the northbound shoulder.
Fire and rescue units from the region responded to assist. Troopers closed Route 213 to conduct the investigation. Maryland State Highway Administration personnel assisted with the road closure and detour around the scene.
The highway reopened shortly after 8 p.m.
Troopers from the Centreville Barracks and from the State Police Crash Team are continuing the investigation.