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.
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
JamesWilfredHoule 29yoa Shock Trauma –(Upgraded to expected to survive)
VEHICLE #2 2016 Lincoln Navigator
BrianJayHeller 39yoa AAMC- Minor Injuries – AAMC
Richard Waring Mccann Jr 35yoa Minor Injuries – Refused Treatment
VictoriaLeeMccann 34yoa Minor Injuries – Refused Treatment
VEHICLE #3 2004 Ford F-150 PU
MichaelJames Bernhardt 62yoa AAMC – Minor Injuries
Gracon Cooper 7yoa DC MedStar – Minor Injuries
Kelly Dieux 40yoa AAMC- Minor Injuries
JulieAnnDieux 62yoa PG Trauma – Minor Injuries
JeanElizabethDieux 87yoa DC MedStar –(Died from her injuries on 12/25/17)
AnnWhittaker Burger 85yoa PG Trauma – Serious Injuries