Head-on in Huntingtown Claims Young Lives

On August 18th, 2004 at 7:07 pm, Deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff's Office responded to Plum Point Road in the area of Old Plum Point Road in Huntingtown, Md. for a reported serious auto crash.

Preliminary investigation revealed a Chevrolet Cavalier was east bound on Plum Point Road in Huntingtown, Md. the vehicle was operated by Niko Stergiou, 21 years old of North Beach, Md. The Cavalier crossed the centerline striking a Chevrolet Suburban nearly head-on. The Suburban then struck the guardrail and caught fire. Citizens helped the occupants of the Suburban to safety as EMS and Police arrived.

Niko Stergiou was pronounced dead at Calvert Memorial Hospital, his rear seat passenger, Jacob Stergiou, 16 years old of North Beach, Md. who was ejected during the crash was flown to Prince George's Shock Trauma where he later succumbed to his injuries. Todd Williams 19 years old of Owings, Md. was also flown to P.G. Shock Trauma, there is no word on his condition at this time.

The driver of the Suburban, Tina Hassler and a 3-year-old passenger were flown to Washington Hospital Center. Her 17-year-old passenger was transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital. Their condition is also unknown.

This crash is being investigated by Accident Reconstructionists from the Calvert County Sheriff's Office.

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