Chel­tenham woman killed in Clin­ton crash

52-year-old dies af­ter five-car­col­li­sion Mon­day

The Enquire-Gazette - - Front Page - By JOHNATHON CLINKSCALES jclinkscales@somd­news.com

One woman has died and sev­eral others were in­jured Mon­day af­ter a multi-ve­hi­cle col­li­sion shut down all lanes south­bound on Route 5 (Branch Av­enue) in Clin­ton for nearly six hours.

Around 12:31 p.m., Mary­land State Po­lice crash team units re­sponded to a call for a col­li­sion, in­volv­ing five ve­hi­cles, on south­bound Route 5. A pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­vealed four ve­hi­cles were trav­el­ing on Branch Av­enue in one lane. Traf­fic, how­ever, was stop and go at the time due to an ear­lier col­li­sion. The driver of one ve­hi­cle failed to slow down and struck the rear of an­other ve­hi­cle, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease from MSP’s Forestville Bar­rack.

The driver of the sec­ond ve­hi­cle then struck an­other ve­hi­cle, who sub­se­quently struck a fourth ve­hi­cle in a chain

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