Double Fatal Accident In Davidsonville

| April 9, 2012 | 5 Comments

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.

Wreckage along Davidsonville Road. (Photo: Glenn A. Miller for Eye On Annapolis)

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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