(EASTON, MD) – Maryland State Police continue to investigate a fatal two-vehicle crash January 4th in which four people died and three others were injured in Caroline County.
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 Zamayah Elizabeth Henry, 30, were declared deceased at the scene. 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.
Source: Maryland State Police Newsroom
Written by: Editor