Three killed when truck, SUV col­lide

Man, woman from Char­lotte Hall in­jured in wreck in Charles County

The Enterprise - - Front Page - By ROB PERRY rperry@somd­

Troop­ers with the Mary­land State Po­lice La Plata bar­rack con­tin­ued this week to in­ves­ti­gate a two-ve­hi­cle crash that claimed the lives of three peo­ple Tues­day af­ter­noon in New­burg.

The three de­ceased adults were iden­ti­fied by po­lice as Theresa Robin­son, 44, the Wal­dorf driver of a Lin­coln MKX sport util­ity ve­hi­cle, Arnold Grif­fin, 45, the frontseat pas­sen­ger who was also from Wal­dorf, and Kayle Bo­den­steiner, 24, of Bal­ti­more, a back-seat

pas­sen­ger. All three were pro­nounced dead on the scene by emer­gency med­i­cal per­son­nel.

The driver of the Ford dump truck in­volved in the crash was iden­ti­fied

as Wil­liam De­marr, 64, of Char­lotte Hall, and a pas­sen­ger in the truck was iden­ti­fied as Melinda Baden, 64, also of Char­lotte Hall. Both De­marr and Baden were trans­ported to the Univer­sity of Mary­land Charles Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter in La Plata.

Two other pas­sen­gers were seated in the back seat of the Lin­coln — Taraca Gra­ham, 27, and Da­jauana Jenk­ins, 25, both of Wash­ing­ton. Gra­ham and Jenk­ins were trans­ported from the scene by he­li­copter to a hospi­tal where they are be­ing treated for in­juries sus­tained in the


The pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tion in­di­cates the dump truck was head­ing east on Route 234 ap­proach­ing the in­ter­sec­tion of Penns Hill Road shortly be­fore 3 p.m. The SUV was trav­el­ing south on Penns Hill Road. Wit­nesses of the crash told

po­lice the SUV failed to stop at the posted stop sign when the crash oc­curred, ac­cord­ing to a MSP press re­lease.

Troop­ers from the La Plata bar­rack re­sponded to the scene along with investigators from the Mary­land State Po­lice Com­mer­cial Ve­hi­cle En- force­ment Divi­sion and CRASH Team. Deputies from the Charles County Sher­iff’s Of­fice also re­sponded to as­sist. Per­son­nel from the Mary­land State High­way As­so­ci­a­tion as­sisted with lane clo­sures. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing.

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