Three killed when truck, SUV collide
Man, woman from Charlotte Hall injured in wreck in Charles County
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.