UPDATED: The investigation is continuing, but Maryland State Police say the operator of the Dodge minivan, was traveling eastbound on Whaleyville Road when it crossed over the solid double yellow line, directly into the path of the westbound traveling Altima and Kia. The driver of the Altima, from Illinois, attempted to avoid the head on crash but was struck in the front passenger side of the vehicle. After striking the Altima, the minivan veered and struck the guardrail, overturned, and went off the shoulder of the roadway coming to rest on its roof. The Kia, which was following the Altima, only received superficial damage.
Witnesses saw a man and woman leave the overturned minivan and run east from the crash
scene. They were then seen getting into a blue passenger car which left the scene. Witnesses say the woman was limping as she ran from the scene.
The Altima was occupied by a family of four from Illinois. The driver and one of the passengers received minor injuries and were taken by ambulance to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. The other two passengers received serious injuries and were transported to the Level III Emergency/Trauma Center at PRMC. The most serious, a 75 year old female, was transported via medevac by the Maryland State Police Aviation Command,
Trooper 4 but would later succumb to her injuries.
Anyone who witnessed this crash, has information relating to the two occupants who left the scene, or can assist with identifying the blue passenger vehicle that picked up the man and woman, is asked to contact the Duty Officer at the Berlin Barrack 410-641-3101.
One woman is dead and several injured after a hit and run crash Friday afternoon on Route 610/Whaleyville Road in Whaleyville. Maryland State Police say a minivan was eastbound on Whaleyville Road when it crossed the center line and collided with an Altima with 4 people inside and a Kia with 3 people inside. The minivan then hit a guardrail and overturned onto its roof off the roadway. Witnesses say the two people in the minivan got into a blue car and drove off. The 4 people in the Altima were taken to PRMC, where a 75 year old woman died from her injuries. One other was seriously injured. Two people in the Kia were not injured. Police ask anyone with information on the blue car or the people in the minivan to contact them at the Berlin barrack – 410-641-3101.