Newburg crash claims lives of three

 (NEWBURG, MD) – Maryland State Police have identified the third victim in a triple fatal crash that occurred yesterday in Charles County.

Kayle Bodensteiner, 24, of Baltimore is identified as the third victim in yesterday’s fatal crash. She was the right rear passenger in a Lincoln MKX. EMS personnel pronounced her deceased at the scene.

The other two deceased victims are identified as Theresa Robinson, 44, and Arnold Griffin, 45, both of Waldorf. Robinson was the driver and Griffin was the right front seat passenger in the Lincoln MKX.

Two other victims, seated in the back seat are identified as Taraca Graham, 27 and Dajauana Jenkins, 25, both of Washington, D.C.  Both were transported from the scene by helicopter to Medstar Hospital.

The driver of the Ford dump truck involved in the crash is identified as William Demarr, 64, of Charlotte Hall.  The passenger is identified as Melinda Baden, 64, also of Charlotte Hall. Both Demarr and Baden were transported to the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata.

The preliminary investigation indicates the dump truck was traveling east bound on MD Route 234 approaching the intersection of Penns Hill Road shortly before 3:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon.  The SUV was traveling southbound on Penns Hill Road. Witnesses of the crash told police the SUV failed to stop at the posted stop sign when the crash occurred.

Troopers from the La Plata Barrack responded to the scene along with investigators from the Maryland State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division and CRASH Team.  Deputies from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office also responded to assist. Personnel from the State Highway assisted with lane closures.

The investigation is active and ongoing.


 (NEWBURG, MD) – Maryland State Police have identified two of the three victims whose lives were claimed in a triple fatal crash yesterday in Charles County.

Two of the three deceased victims are identified as Theresa Robinson, 44, the driver of a Lincoln MKX, and Arnold Griffin, 45, the right front seat passenger.  Both Robinson and Griffin are from Waldorf .  The identity of the third deceased victim is pending next of kin notification. All three victims were pronounced deceased on the scene by emergency medical personnel.

Two other victims were seated in the back seat of the Lincoln MKX. They are identified as Taraca Graham, 27 and Dajauana Jenkins, 25, both of Washington, D.C.  Graham and Jenkins were transported from the scene by helicopter to Medstar Hospital where they are being treated for their injuries sustained in the crash.

The driver of the Ford dump truck involved in the crash is identified as William Demarr, 64, of Charlotte Hall.  The passenger is identified as Melinda Baden, 64, also of Charlotte Hall. Both Demarr and Baden were transported to the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata.

The preliminary investigation indicates the dump truck was traveling east bound on MD Route 234 approaching the intersection of Penns Hill Road shortly before 3:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon.  The SUV was traveling southbound on Penns Hill Road. Witnesses of the crash told police the SUV failed to stop at the posted stop sign when the crash occurred.

Troopers from the La Plata Barrack responded to the scene along with investigators from the Maryland State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division and CRASH Team.  Deputies from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office also responded to assist. Personnel from the State Highway assisted with lane closures.

The investigation is active and ongoing.


 (NEWBURG, MD) – Maryland State Police are on the scene of a fatal crash in Charles County that has claimed the life of three people.

Three people were pronounced deceased at the scene. They have not yet been identified and are pending next of kin notification.

Two people were transported to the hospital by Maryland State Police Medevac and US Park Police Aviation. They have not yet been identified and are pending next of kin notifications.  All five individuals were traveling in a Lincoln SUV at the time of the incident.

The driver and passenger of the Ford dump truck involved in the crash has not yet been identified. He and his passenger were transported to the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata.

The preliminary investigation indicates the dump truck was traveling east bound on MD Route 234 approaching the intersection of Penns Hill Road shortly before 3:00 p.m. this afternoon.  The SUV was traveling southbound on Penns Hill Road. Witnesses of the crash told police the SUV failed to stop at the posted stop sign when the crash occurred.

Troopers from the La Plata Barrack are on the scene along with investigators from the Maryland State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division and investigators from the Maryland State Police CRASH Team.  Deputies from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office also responded to assist.

Personnel from the State Highway Administration are on the scene assisting with detours.  All lanes remained closed. The investigation is continuing.

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