Girl dies from earlier crash
Car went off roadway near Great Mills; 12-year-old from Calvert succumbed 10 days later
A 12-year-old Calvert County girl died Friday from injuries she suffered earlier this month in a car crash in St. Mary’s, police report, on a roadway near her school.
Madison Claire Curran, a Lusby resident who online records state was a sixth-grade student at The King’s Christian Academy in Callaway, was traveling south on Indian Bridge Road near Great Mills as a car pas-
senger on the morning of May 1, according to the St. Mary’s sheriff’s office, when the 2009 Honda Accord left the road and struck an embankment and a mailbox, before crossing a side lane and hitting some street signs before it stopped.
The girl and 57-year-old Kelly Rapert of Lusby, the car’s driver who police were told is the girl’s stepfather, both initially were taken to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, sheriff’s deputies report, before
the girl was transferred first to Children’s National Medical Center in Washington and eventually MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She died at 3:37 p.m. Friday at the hospital, 10 days after the crash, according to the sheriff’s office.
During the initial response to the crash, sheriff’s Capt. Steven Hall said Monday, “It
didn’t have any appearances of being very serious,” adding that the agency will be awaiting an autopsy report to indicate what specifically led to the girl’s death.
“Both occupants [of the car] were in fact seatbelted,” the captain said.
A sheriff’s office reconstruction investigation of the accident continues, and Hall said there is no evidence of impairment as to the driver’s condition, or that the vehicle’s speed was a factor in the collision. At this point, he added, “there are no indications as to why the individuals left the road.”
The sheriff’s office has requested that anyone with information about the crash contact Cpl. Brian Connelly by calling 301475-4200, ext. *8031, or sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visitation with Madison Curran’s family will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today, Wednesday, at Rausch Funeral Home in Lusby, to be followed by a funeral at 11 a.m. Thursday at Southern Calvert Baptist Church in Lusby and burial in the cemetery at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in Solomons.
Madison Claire Curran died Friday from injuries she suffered in a motor-vehicle accident near Great Mills.