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Update - Six injured in crash, names released

UPDATED Wednesday, June 24 at 2 p.m. with names of drivers and injured.

Update June 24, 8:38 a.m.

On June 23, 2015 members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police and Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the intersection of Md. Rt. 231 at Skipjack Road for the report of a motor vehicle collision. 

Preliminary investigation shows that a 2007 Ford Focus was stopped on Hallowing Point Road (RT 231) westbound waiting to turn left into Calvert Mobile Home Park, just west of Skip Jack Road. A full sized SUV utilized the shoulder to pass the Ford Focus on the right and continued west.  Directly behind the SUV was a 2013 Freightliner Sprinter Van which was also westbound.  Possibly due to the SUV the Freightliner did not see the Ford Focus that was stopped waiting for traffic to clear to make a turn safely.  The Sprinter Van struck the Ford Focus in the rear which pushed the Ford Focus into oncoming traffic.  The Ford Focus was struck by a 2011 Honda Civic that was travelling eastbound along Rt. 231.  As a result of the collision the Ford Focus rotated and came to rest in the middle of the roadway.  The Honda also rotated after the collision with the Focus and entered the westbound travel lane of Rt. 231. A 2013 Ford Escape was behind the Freightliner and swerved towards the westbound shoulder in an attempt to miss the Honda.  The Honda struck the Ford Escape in the left front corner and pushed it up against the guardrail on the westbound side of Route 231. The Freightliner continued west after the first collision with the Ford Focus into eastbound traffic and struck a 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 causing the driver to be ejected before the motorcycle came to rest on the eastbound shoulder.  The Freightliner then entered the grass shoulder and struck a fence before coming to rest.

The driver of the Ford Focus, identified as Barbara Jean Cullember, 54 of Prince Frederick, and the operator of the Kawasaki Ninja M/C, identified as Justin Jonathan Holt, 25 of Huntingtown, were transported to Prince Georges Shock Trauma, via Trooper 7, to be treated for their injuries.  Both were listed in critical but stable condition.

An unidentified juvenile passenger in the Ford Focus, the driver of the Sprinter Van, identified as Tyler Roane Daley, 24 of Mitchellville; the driver of the Honda Civic, identified as Leslie Ann Pifer, 24 of Durham, NC; and the driver of the Ford Escape, identified as Tammy Burch Price, 51 of Prince Frederick; were all ground transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital where they were treated for their injuries. The second passenger in the Ford Focus, a 22-year-old Prince Frederick woman, was not injured.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact Cpl. Wahlgren or Dfc. Hardesty of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office at 410 535 2800.


Update 1:36 p.m.

Roadway is now open.

Update 1:00 p.m.

Four vehicles and one motorcycle were involved in the crash.

Two patients were transported via helicopter while others were transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital.

Calvert County Sheriff's Office is doing reconstruction of the accident.

Fire Departments and Rescue Squads from Prince Frederick and Benedict responded to the scene along with multiple ambulances from Calvert and Charles stations. 

Update 11:33 a.m.

According to reports patients have been transported and accident reconstruction is taking place. Road remains closed. East bound traffic can get through to Seagull Beach Road but West bound traffic is at a standstill.

June 23, 11:14 a.m.

Traffic shut down both ways on Route 231 in the area of Sixes Road for a serious auto crash.

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