Double Fatal Accident In Davidsonville

| April 9, 2012
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UPDATED:  The Anne Arundel County Police have released the following report on this incident:

Type: Offset Head-On Collision
 
Location: Davidsonville Road near Rossback Road
Date & Time: April 9, 2012 @ 5:51 p.m.
Motor Vehicle #1: 2002 Honda Accord ES
Driver: Stephanie Noell Banchero, 26, of 1700 Woolford Lane, Gambrills, Maryland
Injuries: Fatal
 
Motor Vehicle #2: 2000 Cadillac SLS
Driver: Mary Elizabeth Corkill, 70, of 1095 Galway Road Davidsonville, Maryland
Injuries: Fatal

Synopsis:

On April 9, 2012, at approximately 5:51 p.m., officers from the Southern and Western Districts responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision at Davidsonville Road near Rossback Road in Davidsonville.

Officers arrived on scene and located two vehicles in the roadway with heavy front end damage. Anne Arundel County Fire Department Personnel pronounced both drivers dead at the scene. Crash Investigators from the Traffic Safety Section were dispatched to the scene and assumed responsibility for the investigation.

The initial investigation revealed that a 2002 Honda Accord was traveling north on Davidsonville Road when it drifted off the right side of the roadway just off the paved surface. The operator overcorrected, which caused the vehicle to travel back onto the roadway across the double yellow lane lines into oncoming southbound traffic. The operator of the Accord collided just offset of head-on with a 2000 Cadillac SLS as she attempted to gain control and move back into the northbound lane.

Preliminarily, driver error appears to be a contributing factor and there is no evidence that drugs or alcohol were factors, but the investigation is ongoing.

UPDATED: Unconfirmed reports indicate that there were only two vehicles involved. Two women were killed–one in her 20s and another in her 60s. The two vehicles involved were a Cadillac STS and a Honda Accord, which crashed head on along Davidsonville Road about 1/4 mile north of Rossback Road.

Anne Arundel County rescue crews were dispatched to a serious motor vehicle accident at Davidsonville Road (MD 424) and Rossback Road shortly before 6:00pm.  Crews are now reporting that two of the victims have dies as a result of the injuries sustained. It is unknown at this point if there are other victims involved or how many vehicles.

Expect prolonged delays in the area as investigators work on the scene.

More details will be available as they are released.

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  • bull

    The 26 year old driver of the Honda was “texting” at the time, and has 7 priors of driving charges. This is what happens when judges won’t do their jobs.

    • Meggyluvs22

      Umm you do not know her nor do you have a right to judge her! Every person on the road makes mistakes everyday and this could happen to anyone including you so shut your insensitive ******* mouth! Actually I hope it does happen to you because there is no way in hell 2000 people would show up to your memorial or funeral to show you love like they did her! Shows you what kind of person she was!

  • LaurenR2544

    She was texting and driving. It hasn’t been released publicly but she was.

  • oliver

    The point is we all say we would not cause an accident or jeopardize our lives or others because it takes a split second to text or change your radio station. But it does cause a problem in a split second. Criticizing others is pointless because I know that I have done it and I should know better and it is a very mindful thing to not get that urge to answer a text or pick up something you dropped in your car.
    It is as though we have to stop worrying about the social networking-it can kill you or someone by not paying attention. It is so sad that 2 people died but we need to hold on to the addiction and compulsions til we are stopped in our cars. There is no other way than to keep reminding yourself that, yes, it can happen to you and you need to pull over if you can’t control being in touch with your friends in that instant second. The laws are not strict enough and need to change and make people think about doing anything but paying attention to their driving.
    I have noticed (I am in my 50′s) how things are so technical and people are having trouble just walking alone or standing alone without being on their phones or playing around with it. People just have a hard time walking into a store or shopping or doing anything without talking or texting on their phones. It is sickening and a compulsion like controlling alcoholism that those people cannot just be alone in their own thoughts for a few minutes and leave their phones alone when they are doing something else. I feel sorry for cashiers and sales people who try to give you service when you are buying something and you have to be on your phone to ‘whomever’ with nothing, usually, important to say. The people on the other end are stuck waiting for that person to finish a conversation that is not important and can wait. It is as though they can not be alone and get what they have to done without having their phone companions. To me, it is an insecurity thing, that the technical network has a hard time dealing with the outside world without hand holding their friends on the other end of a phone.

    I am for harsher laws and fine to get the point across and therapy for those who cannot leave their phones alone like an alcoholic not being able to keep his hands and lips off the bottle and glass. To me it is the same thing because the end result is ending up to kill people.