Girl dies from ear­lier crash

Car went off road­way near Great Mills; 12-year-old from Calvert suc­cumbed 10 days later

The Enterprise - - Front Page - By JOHN WHARTON jwhar­ton@somd­

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 brian.con­

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.

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