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Serious Fatal Accident In Edgewater

Update: 9:02am October 28, 2010: Initial reports of a fatality were incorrect the passenger is in the hospital with life threatening injuries. We regret the error. Please see following from the Anne Arundel County Police Department:

Type of Collision: Single vehicle crash

Location of Incident: Shore Drive @ Glenarm Road in Edgewater, Md

Date & Time: October 27, 2010 @ 7:22 p.m.

Motor Vehicle: 2000 Chevrolet Camaro (green)

Driver: Wendy Marie Dolan, 38, of 1002A Turkey Point Road, Edgewater, Md

Injuries: Serious, listed in serious condition at University of Maryland Hospital

Front Passenger: Gary Lee Dolan, 46, of 414 Salisbury Road, Edgewater, Md

Injuries: Life threatening, listed in critical condition at University of Maryland Hospital

Rear Passenger (behind driver): Jason Albert Kernan, 29, of 1632 Riverdale Drive, Edgewater, Md

Injuries: Serious, listed in serious condition at University of Maryland Hospital


On October 27, 2010, at approximately 7:22 p.m., officers from the Southern District responded to a report of a serious traffic crash that had occurred on Shore Drive near the intersection with Glenarm Road in Edgewater.

Upon arrival, officers located a green 2000 Chevrolet Camaro resting on its roof on Shore Drive just north of the intersection with Glenarm Road. Three subjects were identified at the scene as occupants of the vehicle. The driver was found pinned inside the wreckage in the driver’s seat, the back seat passenger was entrapped in the vehicle and the front seat passenger was discovered outside of the vehicle. Members of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department were also dispatched to the scene of the crash and rendered aid to the occupants of the Chevrolet.  The occupants of the vehicle were transported via helicopter to the University of Maryland Hospital Center for treatment.

Members of the Traffic Safety Section were notified and responded to the scene to assume responsibility of the investigation. Through the investigation, it was determined that the Chevrolet had been traveling north on Shore Drive near the intersection with Glenarm Road when the operator failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway and lost control of her vehicle. The vehicle then traveled off of the west side of the roadway and into the yard of a residence on Shore Drive, rolled off the embankment and came to rest on its roof.

Preliminary information indicates that drugs and/or alcohol, speed and driver error may have been contributing factors in the crash. The investigation is ongoing.

Update 801pm: 3 patients are classified as Priority 1 (most severe injuries) and fire department has requested a third helicopter to transport.

County Fire and EMS crews are on the scene of a serious accident near 1535 Shore Drive in the Woodland Beach section of Edgewater.

Two helicopters and 4 advanced life support units are on the scene. Initial reports indicated that at least two people were trapped, one was ejected and one fatality.  Developing…
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