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On December 24th, 2017 at 5:31 p.m. officers responded to a report of a crash involving three vehicles on Deale Churchton Road near Franklin Manor Road in Churchton.

Initial investigation found that Vehicle #1 was northbound on Deale Churchton Rd at a high rate of speed when it drifted across the centerline and sideswiped vehicle #2 before striking vehicle #3 head on in the southbound lane.

The primary cause of this collision is the driver failing to remain right of center. Alcohol, speed and wet roadway conditions are suspected to be contributing factors. The Traffic Safety Section is handing the investigation and charges, if any, will be after review by the State’s Attorney.

Update:

In the early morning hours of December 25, 2017, JeanElizabethDieuxdied as a result of her injuries. The at fault driver, James Houle is now expected to survive.

Vehicle #1 2006 Volk Golf GTI

Driver

JamesWilfredHoule 29yoa Shock Trauma –(Upgraded to expected to survive)

MidlandVA

VEHICLE #2 2016 Lincoln Navigator

Driver

BrianJayHeller 39yoa AAMC- Minor Injuries – AAMC
Deale, MD

Front Passenger

Richard Waring Mccann Jr 35yoa Minor Injuries – Refused Treatment

Churchton, MD

Rear Passenger

VictoriaLeeMccann 34yoa Minor Injuries – Refused Treatment
Churchton, MD

VEHICLE #3 2004 Ford F-150 PU

Driver

MichaelJames Bernhardt 62yoa AAMC – Minor Injuries

ShadySide, MD

Front Passenger

Gracon Cooper 7yoa DC MedStar – Minor Injuries

ShadySide, MD

Front Passenger

Kelly Dieux 40yoa AAMC- Minor Injuries

ShadySide,MD

Rear Passenger

JulieAnnDieux 62yoa PG Trauma – Minor Injuries

ShadySide,MD

Rear Passenger

JeanElizabethDieux 87yoa DC MedStar –(Died from her injuries on 12/25/17)
Rockville, MD

Rear Passenger

AnnWhittaker Burger 85yoa PG Trauma – Serious Injuries

ShadySide,MD