Woman dies in 404 crash
By ABBY ANDREWS email@example.com
DENTON — A Greensboro woman died, and two men were injured in a three-car collision at 6:48 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23, on state Route 404 just east of Deep Shore Road, the Denton Police Department reported.
According to police, Kevin Richard Hayes, 60, of Severna Park, was driving a 2015 Jeep Wrangler, traveling westbound in the left lane of the eastbound highway.
The Jeep struck a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI headon, police said, being driven by Melinda Kay Tisher, 39, of Greensboro, traveling eastbound in the left lane of the eastbound highway.
The collision forced the Volkswagen to rotate into the right lane of the highway, police said, where it was struck again by a 2011 Mazda 2, driven by Michael Andrew Sousa, 31, of Easton.
The Volkswagen and Mazda both left the roadway and stopped in a ditch along the right side of the road, police said, while the Jeep stopped partially in the median and partially in the left lane of the eastbound highway.
Tisher was pronounced dead at the scene by responding Emergency Medical Services personnel, police said. Her body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore.
Hayes was taken to Nanticoke Hospital in Seaford, Del., and Sousa to the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton for treatment, police said. Police did not know their conditions. Both hospitals said they did not have a patient by those names late Monday afternoon.
Eastbound Route 404, between Legion Road and Harmony Road, was closed for about five hours as police processed and cleared the scene.
Denton Police were assisted by the Maryland State Police Patrol Division and C.R.A.S.H. investigators, the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office, both Patrol and Criminal Investigation Divisions, the Ridgely Police Department and Maryland State Highway Administration.
This investigation is continuing. No charges have been filed at this time but may be filed once the investigation is complete. Anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or events leading to it, is asked to contact the Denton Police at 410-4791414 or at firstname.lastname@example.org, and refer to case No. 1701230017.