OWINGS, Md. (Aug. 7, 2013)—Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal crash which claimed the life of a seventeen-year-old girl and injured three others after the Chevrolet Camaro she was in crossed the center line and struck a Honda Ridgeline traveling the opposite way in Calvert County.
Today, shortly before 11:00 a.m., troopers from the Prince Frederick Barrack and deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff's Office responded to the area of East Mount Harmony Road at Valley View Court, in Owings, for a reported motor vehicle crash. The preliminary investigation reveals a 1995 Chevrolet Camaro was traveling westbound on East Mount Harmony Road when, for unknown reasons the vehicle crossed the double yellow lines into eastbound traffic. The Camaro collided with a 2013 Honda Ridgeline truck which was traveling eastbound East Mount Harmony Road just east of Valley View Court.
The deceased passenger of the Camaro is identified as Courtney G. Curl, 17, of the 8800-block of Saint Andrew's Drive, Chesapeake Beach, Md. She was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel.
The driver of the Camaro is identified as Brittany N. Curl, 20, of the 8800-block of Saint Andrew's Drive, Chesapeake Beach, Md. Due to injuries, she was transported by the Maryland State Police Aviation Division to Washington Hospital Center.
The other passenger of the Camaro is identified as Peyton R. Curl, 10, of the 8800-block of Saint Andrew's Drive, Chesapeake Beach, Md. Due to injuries, she was transported by the Maryland State Police Aviation Division to Children's Hospital.
The driver of the Honda is identified as Charles A. Wood, 77, of the 10000-block of Southern Maryland Boulevard, Dunkirk, Md. Due to injuries, he was transported by ambulance to Calvert Memorial Hospital.
Alcohol or drugs do not appear to be contributing factors. The investigation is ongoing at this time.
The North Beach, Huntingtown, and Dunkirk Volunteer Fire and Rescue Departments, along with the Calvert County Sheriff's Office assisted with this investigation. There has been no determination of speed at this point in the investigation.
Once the investigation is completed, the Calvert County State's Attorney's Office will be consulted reference any charges being placed. Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to contact Trooper First Class B. Sorenson of the Maryland State Police, Prince Frederick Barrack at (410) 535-1400.
The investigation of the crash is ongoing.
Source: Maryland State Police, Prince Frederick Barrack