Four Dead, Three Others Injured in Crash in Caroline County, Maryland
Four people are dead including at least three from Sussex County, Delaware after two vehicles collided in Caroline County, Maryland. Three others are receiving treatment for injuries. The crash happened yesterday morning at around 9 a.m. in the area of Maryland Route 404 east of Bullock Road. According to the investigation, the driver of a 2021 Jeep Limited –36-year-old Lenetta Teagle of Bridgeville, Delaware was headed east on Route 404 when a 2016 Toyota Avalon was coming in the opposite direction. For reasons not known to police at this time, the jeep drifted into the westbound lane and crashed head on into the Toyota killing three passengers in the jeep–17-year-old Uneeki Iyana Espree Teagle and 6-year-old Nathan Henry Jr., both of Bridgeville, along with a 30-year-old woman. The 40-year-old driver who was the only one in the Toyota– Marie Rosalia Granados–of Seaford, Delaware also died in the crash. In addition, Maryland State Police helicopter flew three others who were in the jeep to area hospitals to receive treatment for injuries. Maryland Route 404 was shut down for approximately six hours following the crash. No charges have been filed so far, but the crash remains under investigation.
Additional Information from the Maryland State Police Press Release:
At about 9:05 a.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police Easton Barrack responded to the area of Maryland Route 404 (Shore Highway), east of Bullock Road, for a report of a multi-vehicle crash. According to a preliminary investigation, a 2021 Jeep Limited, driven by Vanity Lenetta Teagle, 36, of Bridgeville, Delaware, was traveling east on Maryland Route 404, east of Bullock Road. At the same time, a 2016 Toyota Avalon was traveling west on Maryland Route 404. For unknown reasons, the Jeep drifted into the westbound lane of Maryland Route 404. The Jeep crashed head-on into the Toyota.
Three passengers in the Jeep, Uneeki Iyana Espree Teagle, 17, and Nathan Henry Jr., 6, both of Bridgeville, Delaware, along with a 30-year-old female, were declared deceased at the scene. The identity of the female is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The driver and sole occupant of the Toyota, Marie Rosalia Granados, 40, of Seaford, Delaware was also declared deceased at the scene.
Two occupants of the Jeep were flown by Maryland State Police Hospital to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore for treatment of their injuries. Another passenger in the Jeep was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center for treatment of their injuries. Maryland Route 404 was shut down for approximately six hours following the crash. The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration assisted with the road closure.
The Maryland State Police Crash Team is leading the investigation into this incident. Upon completion of the investigation, the findings will be turned over to the Caroline County State’s Attorney’s Office, which will determine whether any charges will be filed in this case.
The case remains under investigation.