A 59-year-old female passenger was killed by a car accident that occurred in Maryland on Feb. 26. The crash happened at approximately 8 p.m. in Middletown, nearby Ridge Road. According to police, a 25-year-old man driving a 2012 Dodge Ram was traveling west on Route 40A before he crossed over onto the eastbound side of Ridge Road. He collided head-on with a 67-year-old Middletown man driving a 2008 Toyota Corolla.
The driver in the Corolla was transported to the hospital to receive medical treatment for injuries that were not life-threatening. The woman riding in the Corolla was also taken to the hospital, but ultimately succumbed to her injuries. Investigators believe that alcohol was a contributing factor in causing the collision. According to local reports, charges against the driver who caused the crash are currently pending. Maryland State Police were still investigating the incident as of later that evening. In order to investigate the crash and clear the scene, authorities closed Route 40A for more than three hours.