Three killed in Route 213 crash

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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.

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